"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead

Board of Directors

Jerry Johnston

Jerry Johnston

Board Chair Location Intelligence Practice Deloitte

Anne Hale Miglarese

Anne Hale Miglarese

Radiant Earth Foundation Founder

Hamed Alemohammad

Hamed Alemohammad

Executive Director and Chief Data Scientist Radiant Earth Foundation

Peter Rabley

Peter Rabley

Venture Partner Omidyar Network

Kass Green

President Kass Green & Associates


Our team

Hamed Alemohammad

Executive Director and Chief Data Scientist

About Hamed Alemohammad

Executive Director and Chief Data Scientist

Hamed Alemohammad is passionate about applications of machine learning in geospatial analytics and its possibilities to provide developing countries with tools to monitor their progress toward sustainable development goals. Hamed has extensive expertise in remote sensing and imagery techniques particularly in developing new algorithms for multi-spectral satellite and airborne based observations. He also serves as an elected member of the American Geophysical Union’s technical committee on remote sensing. Prior to joining Radiant Earth Foundation  in Sep. 2017, he spent one year at Columbia University and two years at MIT as a postdoctoral research scientist. Hamed received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT in 2014. 

Louisa Nakanuku-Diggs

Marketing and Communications Manager

About Louisa Nakanuku-Diggs

Marketing and Communications Manager

Louisa Nakanuku-Diggs is enthusiastic about storytelling and visualization and their possibilities to transform complex topics into simple, yet engaging and effective narratives. Louisa has helped governments, development organizations and NGOs focusing on environmental issues in Africa with approaches to convert data to information, and information to knowledge and attitudinal changes. Before joining Radiant Earth Foundation, she served as an international communication consultant, working with conservation organizations to develop behavior change strategies, incorporating digital communications channels, and generating science information products for laypersons. 

Amber Myers

Business Development Manager

About Amber Myers

Business Development Manager

Amber Myers is passionate about resource development and its ability to provide small teams and projects with the capacity to have a big, lasting impact in the world. Amber will lead and expand all aspects of business development and fundraising strategy to help establish Radiant Earth as a resource for the Global Development Community. Before joining Radiant Earth Foundation, she spent 12 years as a fundraiser and nonprofit administrator in New York City. Amber has an MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems from Pratt Institute's Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. She is excited about using innovation and technology to achieve community empowerment and environmental justice.

Kevin Booth

Geospatial Developer

About Kevin Booth

Geospatial Developer

Kevin Booth is passionate about using technology to leave a positive impact on the world. Kevin is the lead maintainer of the STAC QGIS plugin and is an active contributor to various open-source projects. Before joining Radiant Earth Foundation, Kevin taught students GIS and Geoprogramming, wrote software for NASA's Orion Spacecraft program, and developed Android applications for Fortune 100 companies. Kevin received his B.S. in Geographic Information Science from Texas State University in 2018 and is working on his M.S. in Geography.

Aditya Kulkarni

Machine Learning Intern

About Aditya Kulkarni

Machine Learning Intern

Aditya Kulkarni is currently pursuing his Master's degree at the University of California San Diego, focusing on Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Inspired by using technology to enhance agricultural practices, he'll be working on generating synthetic Earth observatory training data using GAN's method to help build better models for land cover classification. Aditya holds a Bachelor's in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering in Bangalore, India. He previously worked at MediaTek and developed 5G modem chips.

Tharun Mohandoss

Machine Learning Intern

About Tharun Mohandoss

Machine Learning Intern

Tharun Mohandoss is pursuing his master's degree at The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in the application of Artificial Intelligence to solve problems in the computer vision domain. He is interested in applying his skills to create a positive impact. He previously worked for Adobe, where he improved flagship products such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audience Manager by leveraging AI techniques. This work led to three patents and a publication. Tharun holds a B.Tech (Honors) in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, one of the premier engineering institutes in India.

Fellows

Rob Emanuele

Technology Fellow VP of Research, Azavea

Brookie Guzder-Williams

Technology Fellow Chief Data Science, World Resources Institute

Chris Holmes

Technology Fellow Planet Labs