About Johnny Ilunga
SME welcomed Johnny in 2021 as an intern with our hydrogeology team. Johnny came to SME with experience conducting geological and hydrogeological inspections, site and well assessments, lab analyses, and subsurface explorations. By working directly on a range of projects under the tutelage of SME’s industry experts, Johnny is deepening his knowledge and expertise in the hydrogeology field.
Johnny’s journey has been uncommon. Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he left that country and moved to Moscow, Russia, where he completed degrees in Mining Technologies and Geology and Earth Sciences. Upon graduating, Johnny came to the U.S. to begin a new life here.
He is fluent in English, French, Russian, and three African languages including Swahili, Tshiluba, and Lingala.
In his free time, Johnny enjoys learning to play musical instruments, watching comedy and documentary movies, biking, and walking.