Catherine Nakalembe

Faculty Research Assistant & Doctoral Candidate

Catherine Nakalembe is a Faculty Research Assistant and Doctoral Candidate at the University of Maryland. She grew up in Kampala, Uganda where she earned a BS at Makerere University in Environmental Science. She earned a Masters in Geography and Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University before starting her PHD at the University of Maryland. Catherine has broad interest ranging from agriculture remote sensing, food security to climate change. In the past she worked with the World Bank Environment Group and Climate Change Unit, The Nature Conservancy, Washington Adventist University, and the NASA LCLUC program. She is currently working with government agencies in Uganda and Tanzania on the AgriSense-STARS project. Her doctoral research focuses on drought and its impacts on land use and livelihoods in the Karamoja region of North Eastern Uganda.


Areas of Interest:
  • Food Security
  • Agriculture
  • Drought
  • Remote Sensing
  • Climate Change
Personal Website:
  • PhDGeographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MSGeography and Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland, 2009
  • BSEnvironmental Science, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, 2007

Spurring a Transformation for Agriculture Through Remote Sensing (STARS)

Campus-  Green Reprensentative Geographical Sciences (2011, 2012, 2013)
State-  Volunteer So Others Might Eat, DC
Campus-  Graduate Student Representative- Graduate Committee (2011, 2012)
  • Catherine Nakalembe
4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 410
Department of Geographical Sciences
Phone: (301) 405-0207