PhD student, Environmental Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- PhD student, Environmental Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Neema is a PhD student in the Environmental Life Sciences program at Arizona State University and is originally from Tanzania. She is interested in understanding how nutrition affects the performance of sedentary and matching locusts. Growing up in the rural part of Tanzania, agriculture was the only means of survival, and therefore managing related challenges, insect pests and nutrients management were her strongest motives. Her passion for agriculture won her a Mastercard Foundation scholarship to pursue a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Sciences from Earth University, Costa Rica, and a master’s degree in Agri-enterprise development from Gulu University, Uganda. She has considerable experience working with farmers on integrated pest management. Neema is passionate about integrating her field experience with lab research to contribute to the advancement of sustainable locusts’ management strategies in order to improve food security and nutrition as well as the incomes of rural communities.
- MS, Agri-enterprise Development, Gulu University
- BS, Agricultural Sciences, Earth University, Costa Rica