Research Assistant

Natosha is a Research Assistant at FFP. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews studying hydropolitics of conflict in Syria. She also holds an MSc from the University of Edinburgh in International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic; her research focused on the nexus of topography and Kurdish separatist movements in Rojava. Natosha attended the University of Birzeit, studying in their Advanced Arabic programme and lived and worked in al-Amari Refugee Camp in Ramallah, Palestine. Natosha is a Fellow at the Centre for Syrian Studies and an Associate of the Institute of Middle East, Central Asian, and Caucus Studies. Previously, she was a Research Associate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Center for Global Security Research where she researched conflict trends in Syria and Iraq through the lens of water governance and climate change. She also co-organized an international conference on climate change through CGSR. Natosha has worked in Nablus and Ramallah, Palestine and Chios, Greece with refugee populations and conducted fieldwork in Bedouin communities in the West Bank, where her interest in hydropolitics was first ignited.



Kansas City, Missouri


Ph.D. (International Relations)

University of St. Andrews

MSc (International Relations

University of Edinburg