UMD: A Globally Connected University

Dr. Catherine Nakalembe (GEOG) uses satellite data to enhance global food security and agricultural productivity.

Dr. Catherine Nakalembe, Geographical Sciences Assistant Research Professor and Eastern Africa Lead for the UMD-led NASA Harvest project, is one of the inaugural winners of the 2019 Individual Excellence Award from the Group on Earth Observation. This award recognizes scientists who have dedicated their valuable time, resources, and energy towards highly impactful missions with palpable results.