About

Hi, I’m Keaton.Me

For the past 5 years I’ve been working on my Ph.D. at Georgia Tech in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, where I study how we can use uranium-breathing bacteria to clean up uranium-contaminated groundwater at nuclear facilities. Recently, I decided to mix things up a bit and put my thesis on hold while I join another research group at Georgia Tech focusing on sustainable solutions to challenges in the developing world – an area of research I plan to pursue following graduation.  Thus, I deferred my fellowship, put my belongings in storage, and moved to Ethiopia for one year with a team of researchers from Georgia Tech, Emory, and GTRI to take part in a large-scale intervention study which will test the success of a proposed sustainable agriculture practice.

I hope to use this space to chronicle my adventures while on sabbatical and document my successes and challenges, both personal and academic, while living in the heart of East Africa.

Enjoy.