IEW Profile: Joseph Karanja

International Education Week (IEW) celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education are part of a joint initiative to promote programs that prepare Americans for the global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. This IEW profile is part of a series during International Education Week from November 14 to 18, 2022.

Q: What is your name? 

Joseph Karanja

Q: Where are you from?


Q: What is your program? 

Geographic Information Science

Q: What is your school or department? 

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Q: Who is your faculty chair or mentor? 

Dr. Matei Georgescu 

Q: As an international student can you indicate what type of funding you received from ASU’s Graduate College? 

Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship

Q: How has this Graduate College funding impacted your studies, research and experience here at ASU?

As a result of the Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship, I have made significant strides in my academic journey. I have created more time to focus on my research; for instance, I participated in the American Association of Geographers annual conference, where I presented my article. Subsequently, I was featured on ASU news, which allowed my work to reach a broader audience.

Q: When are you expected to graduate?

May 2025