"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

Claudia Juech

Founding CEO Cloudera Foundation

Sives Govender

Director Environmental Information System-Africa


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 Software Engineer

About Kevin Booth

Geospatial Software Engineer

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.

Jon Duckworth

Geospatial Software Engineer

About Jon Duckworth

Geospatial Software Engineer

Jon Duckworth is passionate about making geospatial data and tools accessible to people and organizations who are working to make the world a better place. He has extensive experience building scalable data pipelines to support machine learning on satellite imagery and bringing geospatial analysis to life through visualizations and user interfaces on the web. Prior to joining Radiant Earth Foundation, Jon built machine learning tools and pipelines for Maxar Technologies, led the development of web-based analysis and visualization tools for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and led environmental education programs for children of all ages. Jon received his B.A. in Physics from Middlebury College and his M.Eng. in Civil Engineering (Specializing in GIS) from the University of Colorado Denver.

Mohammad Eshghi

Machine Learning Intern

About Mohammad Eshghi

Machine Learning Intern

Mohammad is a Ph.D. candidate in Spatial Data Science and a master’s student in Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon. He is conducting research in the area of Computer Vision and Machine Learning with a primary focus on Positive and Unlabeled Learning. He previously worked at Apple as a Data Engineer Intern. He holds a master’s degree in GIS Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering both from K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, the center of excellence in geospatial information technology in Iran.

Kimberly Gonzalez

Science & Tech Communications Intern

About Kimberly Gonzalez

Science & Tech Communications Intern

Kimberly is a junior at Binghamton University studying environmental science with a specialization in ecosystems, along with a history minor. She’s passionate about communicating matters related to the Earth in an accessible and informative fashion. Prior to interning for Radiant Earth, she held an internship with City & State, a magazine in New York City, where she wrote about New York politics. She's an avid writer and photographer for her college newspaper, Pipe Dream, where she originally found her passion for journalism, communications and social media outreach.

Fellows

Chris Holmes

Technology Fellow Planet Labs

Brookie Guzder-Williams

Technology Fellow Chief Data Science, World Resources Institute

Matthias Mohr

Technology Fellow University of Münster | OpenEO