Emilnah Namaganda-Uganda


Emily Namaganda is a graduate of Makerere University and is dedicated to environmentalism. She was an integral part of the 9-month water quality data collection in Uganda. She is the co-author of two papers with Dr. Jovanelly  titled: Comparative assessment of ambient air quality standards in rural Uganda to city center and Pioneering water quality data on the Lake Victoria watershed impacts to human health. She continues to study environmental issues abroad and is pursuing a PhD. 

Swamini Saraswati- India

Swamini Adityananda is the Director of Programmes, Policy and Development of the Global Interfaith W

 Swamini Adityananda is the Director of Programmes, Policy and Development of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). GIWA was launched at UNICEF Headquarters in New York with the understanding that it is crucial to engage the world’s many faiths to address the vital cause of poor water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions, the main reason behind the majority of our world’s childhood deaths. She has over 28 years of experience in the NGO and communications sectors, having served the poor and marginalized in locations including several African nations, India, the United States, Southeast Asia, as well as at the United Nations and World Bank levels. Swamini Adityananda is also the co-founder of the Pan-African Association, which has provided direct services to survivors of war, violence, displacement and torture to over 100,000 people from nations across the world. 

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Lucia Rodriguez-Costa Rica


  Lucía Rodríguez is founder of the MacroLab laboratory (www.macrolabcr.com), which specializes in the establishment of baselines and biological monitoring of surface water bodies, through the sampling and analysis of the macroinvertebrates composition. Throughout her professional career, she has also worked with physicochemical and microbiological quality issues of wastewater, surface water, groundwater and drinking water. Among the projects in which she has participated, are construction, hydroelectric and micro-watershed diagnostic for local governments, for which preventive or mitigation actions are established in order to protect water resources. Likewise, through its MacroLab enterprise, she collaborates with the National Rivers and Watershed Alliance of Costa Rica in the "Water Citizen Observatories" project, where she helps children and community members become aware of their rivers and understand the dynamics of these freshwater ecosystems, in order to educate them to protect them.

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Carley Carder-Iceland


Carley Carder participated in a study abroad trip with Dr. Jovanelly to Iceland. During this time she was able to study water quality of the island and document its pristine rivers. This is an important contribution as tourism continues to increase and put pressure on the expansion of hydroelectricity. Carley was interested in making comparisons between developed and developing countries whereby collaborating with Emily Larrimore and her data collected in India. Currently, Carley's love for the oceans has her  exploring a new career as a master scub diver

Hannah Jackson-Uganda


Hannah Jackson was the recipient of an International Research Award that allowed her to collaborate with Dr. Jovanelly in Uganda. Hannah was able to conduct a water quality assessment on Lake Victoria in Entebee, Uganda. Additionally, she lead workshops for youth on water quality for the Ugandan Wildlife Education Center. Since graduation she has worked on water quality issues in Tennessee and other neighboring states. 

Emily Larrimore- India


Emily Larrimore is an environmental consultant in Atlanta, Georgia and a former student of Dr. Jovanelly's. In 2016, Emily traveled to Iceland to complete geology courses including a directed study on glacial geomorphology under the direction of Dr. Jo. Upon return, she assisted Dr. Jo in writing outset boxes for Advanced Geology of Iceland on various topics including Iceland's geothermal energy production, regional fossils, oxygen isotope fractionation, and Iceland's volcanism. Most recently, Emily was awarded a research grant co-written and advised by Dr. Jo. In 2018, Emily traveled to India and completed a water quality baseline of the Upper Ganges River, which was a continuation of the dataset compiled by Dr. Jo in 2017. Emily also worked collaboratively with the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance to establish and supervise the design of a water quality testing lab at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India. This research was presented in Phoenix, Arizona at the Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting in 2019. Emily credits Dr. Jovanelly with fostering