Kasha Patel

Kasha Patel

kasha patel
Kasha Patel is a science writer and video producer at NASA Earth Observatory and stand-up comedian by night. She runs science-themed comedy shows, which have been featured in The Washington Post and BBC World News. In 2018, she was named one of the “Best Undiscovered Comedians in the U.S.” by Thrillist magazine. She recently gave a TEDx talk called, "Sneaking Science into Stand-Up," where she shares surprising revelations after analyzing 500 of her jokes. She previously worked in the Office of Communications at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, where she hosted an award-winning NASA TV miniseries highlighting Earth science fieldwork. While Kasha enjoys uncovering interesting story angles in any satellite image or data set, she gravitates towards citizen science projects, auroras, and tracking diseases and natural hazards from space.