Catherine has broad interest ranging from agriculture remote sensing, food security to climate change. She is currently in working Eastern and West Africa on agriculture monitoring, climate, and disaster risk reduction. Catherine leads various capacity development activities focusing on the integration of Earth of Observations in national agencies. Catherine pioneered the repurposing of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from agricultural monitoring, to the survey of major refugee camps in her native Uganda.

Degrees

  • Degree Type
    PhD
    Degree Details
    Geographical Sciences, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland College Park
  • Degree Type
    MS
    Degree Details
    Geography and Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Degree Type
    BS
    Degree Details
    Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala
UM Globe
4321 Hartwick Building, Suite 410, College Park MD, 20742
Department of Geographical Sciences
Email
cnakalem [at] umd.edu