Our People

Shamitha Keerthi, Ph.D.

Agriculture and Water Quality Scientist, North America

United States

Shamitha Keerthi, Ph.D

Shamitha Keerthi Agriculture and Water Quality Scientist, North America © TNC

Areas of Expertise

agriculture, freshwater, water policy, conservation collaboration

Media Contact

Christine Griffiths
ph. +1 912-222-3297

Direct Contact

Shamitha Keerthi
ph. +1 703-841-2034


Shamitha Keerthi is the Agriculture and Water Quality Scientist for the Agriculture Program in North America. In this role, she is the science lead for our Soil Health and Nutrient strategy. Shamitha is a skilled collaborator who works across internal programs and with external partners to translate scientific data into strategies that advance conservation agriculture practices across large landscapes.

Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy in 2017, Shamitha received a Ph.D. from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she was a recipient of the Dow Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation on the impacts of U.S. bioenergy policy on land-use and water quality. 

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