Tamma is a Research Associate at emLab and an Assistant Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to joining Bren, Tamma was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. Her research combines economics with datasets and methodologies from remote sensing, data science, and climate science to quantify how environmental change and economic development shape one another. Her current work focuses on climate change, water scarcity, and the use of remote sensing for global-scale environmental and socioeconomic monitoring. Outside of work, Tamma spends her time trail running, hiking, and biking with her family, and chasing her one year old around the beach.