Catherine Nakalembe is a Faculty Assistant at the University of Maryland. She grew up in Kampala, Uganda where she earned a BSc. at Makerere University in Environmental Science. She earned a MSc. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. in Geographical Science 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 Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda as a co-investigator on the NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team and is the Program Assistant for the NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Program. Her doctoral research focused on drought and its impacts on land use and livelihoods in the Karamoja region of North Eastern Uganda.
- Food Security
- Remote Sensing
- Climate Change
- PhD Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
- MS Geography and Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland, 2009
- BS Environmental Science, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, 2007
Department of Geographical Sciences