Lola Fatoyinbo-Agueh is a research physical scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She is currently helping develop sensors that can map forest height, carbon storage, and ground topography at very high resolution. She produced the first 3-D map of coastal mangrove forest height and carbon storage for all of Africa from space-borne data. Fatoyinbo-Agueh received her bachelor’s degree in biology and her doctorate in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia. She is the recipient of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Lola Fatoyinbo-Agueh was a featured speaker at Smithsonian magazine’s The Future is Here conference on June 1.