Natasha is an industrial ecologist who studied at the university of Leiden and technical university of Delft. Industrial ecology is an interdisciplinary programme that focuses on closing the loops within technical sphere in the same way that they are closed in nature. It does so through taking the environment, economy, and people intoaccount.
She has done courses on renewable energy, material flow analysis, agent based modelling and life cycle assessment. Her thesis she wrote about mangrove deforestation due to shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. She designed a method on how to include GHG emissions from land use and land-use change of mangrove forests within LCA studies and applied it to the case study of shrimp farmingin the Mekong delta.
Currently she is applying for the doctoral programme in sustainable use of natural resources and is conducting research within the working group of “cultured meat in the post-animal bioeconomy”. She is currently performing aLCA on microbial protein production. She has an interest in food, land use and its related GHG emissions, LCA and the possibility to use GIS in the analysis. She has basic programming skills (Python, R) thatshe wishes to improve during her PhD.