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Natasha Drotar

Natasha Drotar is a Physical Scientist at the New York Water Science Center.

Natasha is a Physical Scientist with the New York Water Science Center in Troy, NY.  In 2015 she received a B.S. degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Amherst MA.  After graduation she worked for two years at the Cape Cod National Seashore in collaboration with USGS and a local non-profit group.  In 2019 she received her M.S. in Forestry from Mississippi State University, in Starkville, MS. Her thesis was on water partitioning in upland oak forests in relation to mesophication.


Natasha began in New York Water Science Center in September 2019.

Professional Experience

  • Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center, Troy, NY, 2019-Present

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, 2017-2019

  • Water Technician, U.S. Geological Survey New England Water Science Center and Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA, 2015- 2017

Education and Certifications

  • MS: Forestry, Mississippi State University, 2020

  • BS: Environmental Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015

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