Johanson Onyegbula

Remote Sensing Researcher

As a remote sensing scientist with Point Blue I will be working on a two-year project to model above- and belowground carbon stocks and fluxes over time in meadows across the Sierra Nevada.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and interned at Shell with the Geomatics team, where I mostly conducted geospatial analysis, cartography and environmental analysis. Thereafter, I had brief experiences as a data scientist and a backend software developer. I have contributed to building web applications of verification systems and managing databases, including creating machine learning models and also participated in an ML hackathon for building vacation itinerary planners for tourists.

I eventually moved to Reno for a master’s in Natural Resources & Environmental Science with a focus in Remote Sensing at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am interested in solving open-ended problems using a blend of my remote sensing and geospatial analysis, programming, and computational skills.

I can be typically found in Reno, Nevada where I live and work. When not working, I typically hang out with friends, travel, mentor prospective graduate students, play competitive soccer, and workout at the nearest gym.