Dr. Thomas Ballatore, a teaching fellow at Harvard University, is co-founder and director of the Lake Basin Action Network, a global, nonprofit organization of environmental professionals dedicated to empowering people in developing countries in the use of geospatial technologies for lake conservation. Thomas has over 20 years experience working in Asia and Africa and has served as a consultant for organizations such as IUCN, JICA, UNEP, USAID, and the World Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Engineering from the University of Tokyo as well as a B.A. in Political Science, a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a certified GISP.