Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland Department of Geographical Sciences
Dr. Nakalembe is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Maryland. She is the NASA Harvest Africa Program Director, a member of the NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team and serves as the Agriculture and Food Security Thematic Lead. She is a 2020 Africa Food Prize Laureate for her dedication to improving the lives of smallholder farmers by using satellite technology to harness data to guide agricultural decision-making. Dr. Nakalembe was a 2020 University of Maryland Research Excellence Honoree and in 2019 received the Inaugural GEO Individual Excellence Award. She was featured in the 2020 Women and GIS, Volume 2: Stars of Spatial Science ESRI Press book and featured as a Quartz Africa Innovators 2021.