School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Nata comes to marine conservation from sustainability consulting and a social science and philosophy academic background. At the University, Nata is working on her PhD on equitable and climate-smart blue carbon governance. Her research focuses on inclusive development in blue carbon ecosystems (mangroves, wetlands, seagrass and algae), which provide substantial benefits to maintaining habitat integrity, safeguarding coastal communities and addressing and mitigating the effects of climate change. Specifically, Nata is interested in how to potentiate blue carbon's community co-benefits, how public and private sector capital can be directed to blue carbon conservation and policy/market frameworks for blue carbon management.
Alongside her PhD, she is continuing her work in climate change consulting, where she works on plastics and climate finance, as well as blue carbon.
Outside of work, Nata enjoys spending time in the outdoors going hiking/scuba-diving, and tennis, as well as dancing and sewing.
Master of Science - Environment and Sustainable Development (2018 – 2019), The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Philosophy and Sociology (2015 – 2018), University of Kent
- Governance for Integrated Solutions to Sustainable Development and Climate Change: From Linking Issues to Aligning Interests (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), 2018)
Collaborator in the following reports:
- Energizing Finance: Missing the Mark 2020 (Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), 2020)
- Understanding Urban Risk Traps in Freetown: Exploring the Multi-Dimensional Aspects of Coastal Flooding (Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre, 2019)