Mr. Cherrington was born in Belize City, Belize, on 10 December 1980. He studied at St. John’s College inBelize City and completed his undergraduate work in biology at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland,U.S.A., in 2001. As a 2002-2004 Organization of American States Fellow at the University of Washington, Mr. Cherrington received a Master of Science degree in natural resource management.
Currently, Mr. Cherrington serves as Senior Scientist at the Panama-based Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America & the Caribbean (CATHALAC), where he assists in the coordination of the Regional Visualization & Monitoring System (SERVIR), a spatial data infrastructure platform jointly implemented with NASA, USAID, the CCAD, the World Bank and other partners. Emil’s work focuses on expanding regional application of geographic information technology.