Clara Mundia is a geospatial professional with over 15 years’ experience in the application of spatial analytics in research projects within the Sub-Saharan context. Her interests focus on major development challenges faced by developing countries, including topics on human-environment interactions, climate vulnerability, food security, gender and sustainable development. She is committed to promoting the application of geospatial skills and tools in elevating livelihoods. She also mentors young professionals in the field.
Dr. Mundia holds a BSc. in Environmental Science/Biology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a MSc. in Geography and Environmental Resources and Ph.D. in Environmental Resources and Policy from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She is one of Insight250’s top leaders in innovative research in 2022, a GreenBook 2022 Future List Honoree and Geospatial World’s 50 Rising Stars of 2021. She is a member of the International Geographical Honor Society- Gamma Theta Upsilon, the Association of American University Women (AAUW) and the Association of American Geographers (AAG).