Catherine Nakalembe

Faculty Assistant

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.


Areas of Interest:
  • Food Security
  • Agriculture
  • Drought
  • Remote Sensing
  • Climate Change
Personal Website:
  • PhD Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MS Geography and Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland
  • BS Environmental Science, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

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