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Faculty Advisor

Maction Komwa, Ph.D.

MACTION KOMWA

Faculty Advisor

Maction Komwa is a multi-disciplinary researcher and educator with expertise and experience in geospatial technologies in support of climate and land-use change, biophysical sustainability of food production systems, conservation of natural resource and management. He is currently teaching in the department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University. For the past 11 years, Maction has collaborated and conducted research with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC on various projects related to policy framework for agricultural transformation, sustainable food security and nutrition, and crop monitoring for early warning using remote sensing techniques.

He received a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia and obtained a Master’s in Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment (GISDE) from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. Maction will be returning as a Faculty Advisor for WYSE for the sixth time and he is very eager to meet the esteemed 2019 delegates.

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Junior Faculty Advisor Staff

Freya Patel

Junior Faculty Advisor

Freya Patel is a rising sophomore majoring in Biology and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her free time, Freya enjoys reading fiction novels and she aspires to one day become a zoologist and work in the field of animal conservation. During high school, Freya was dual enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College and graduated in 2017 with an Associates in Biological Sciences. Freya attended WYSE as a delegate in 2016 and as an intern in 2017. She is excited to return as a Junior Faculty Advisor for WYSE 2018 and looks forward to meeting the new delegates.