During Dr. Anderson's work in Tanzania, she teamed up with Roman Evarist, a computer science graduate who calls Tanzania his home. Since then, he has been our man on the ground, facilitating work in low-cost water monitoring in the Mara river basin.
This January, we had the good fortune to host Roman during his first trip to the United States! During his time here, he facilitated an interactive workshop with our team on Open Data Kit, a valuable tool for collecting data in the field. He also tried his first taco, a slice of pepperoni pizza and airboat ride through the Florida Everglades!
We had a great time with Roman and hope to see him again soon (potentially as a graduate student here with us at FIU! Fingers crossed). Thank you for coming, Roman!