Anastasia Kvasha holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy from the Central European University and a Specialist degree in Geoecology from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. She has worked as a consultant at FAO and as a specialist at Moscow city government and was engaged in a number of projects related to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and environmental management. Her research interests are mainly focused on DRR, remote sensing, geospatial technologies and environmental modelling. In her current work, she is focusing on the diffusion and implementation of geospatial ICT innovations and satellite-based technologies in community flood risk mitigation, prevention, response, and recovery. The aim of the research is to identify existing challenges and issues in adoption, adaptation, and application of GeoICTs for community flood resilience and develop recommendations to tackle these challenges.
As a research assistant at the Environmental Systems Laboratory Anastasia is actively participating in various projects and trainings organized by the Syslab.