Farah is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) as a member of the "Future of Aquatic Flows" cohort of the Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral (CAP) Fellows Program. During this two-year Fellowship, Farah is situated at Utah State University and works with partners and water managers to define instream flows to protect aquatic ecosystems and provide a resilient water supply for the Great Salt Lake and its watershed.
Farah received her Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. Her Ph.D. research was on climate-water-health nexus, where she worked to link hydroclimatic variables with water availability and how that impacts waterborne diarrheal diseases. She developed geospatial models to forecast the risk of diarrheal diseases and created risk maps for floods, and droughts. She also designed and executed an early-warning mobile application, “CholeraMap,” to disseminate cholera risk directly to the public. She has experience working in interdisciplinary teams and before starting her graduate studies, she worked as a Disaster Risk Management Consultant for The World Bank in Bangladesh.