A hydrogeologist from Ethiopia, with a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University, USA in 2006. Experience in the industry for over 17 years and over six years in the academia. An M.Sc. from Tuebingen University Germany, a post graduate diploma from the University of Jerusalem, Israel and A B.Sc. in Geology from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Worked in the Minsitry of Water Resources in Ethiopia, Building Design Enterprise in Ethiopia, Geosyntec in USA, Council for Geoscience in Pretoria, South Africa. A lecturer at the University of Western Cape.