Earth System Science
Nathan Dadap is a Ph.D. candidate in Stanford’s Department of Earth System Science. His work focuses on improving models of wildfire risk in peatland ecosystems. In particular, Nathan has developed satellite-based datasets to quantify hydrologic change in peatlands which have implications for the monitoring and development of sustainable land use management policies.
Prior to Stanford, Nathan was a scientist at the U.S. EPA where he managed hazardous waste cleanup and disposal projects. In that role, he oversaw cleanups of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), organized community meetings in environmental justice communities and led a national workgroup to address PCBs in schools. Following Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, he took a sabbatical year to work on micro-hydro power and water quality projects in the Philippines with a local non-governmental organization.
Nathan was awarded the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in 2017 and a McGee-Levorsen Research Grant in 2016. His research has been published and presented in various journals and conferences. Nathan has formally mentored multiple undergraduate students at both Stanford and the EPA, and has sought to promote diversity by working with students from underrepresented backgrounds. Nathan received a B.S. in Applied Physics with a minor in History from Columbia University, and an M.S. in Earth System Science from Stanford. He is originally from Red Bank, New Jersey.