Kasha Patel is joining The Washington Post as the Capital Weather Gang’s deputy weather editor.
She starts July 19.
Patel joins from NASA, where she was a digital storyteller for its Earth Observatory program. She was also a podcast host at Undark Magazine and a science writer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Patel was also a science writer/media relation at Aurorasaurus, a citizen science project tracking auroras across the world via Twitter and the project’s website and free mobile apps.
She was also editor-in-chief, Science section, at the Boston University News Service. She was also an international reporter with the Boston University Program for Crisis Response and Reporting.
A graduate of Wake Forest University, Patel has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in science journalism from Boston University.