Meet Our Mentors
YOUNG CHANGEMAKERS PROGRAM
I am currently working as a 4th Assistant Engineer at Kenya Power. I am also the editor of a free online publication named Queengineers that provides role models to encourage more young girls to consider pursuing Engineering. I am also the founder of the online platform, Shaping African Conversations, which stimulates youth dialogue on governance, development and progressive initiatives being undertaken by fellow youth.
I have received professional awards as an engineer during my time at Rift Valley Railways and more recently the Power Gaga Award in the energy sector. I was among the 250 best young leaders from across the world selected to participate in the UNCTAD Youth Forum and won the first World Bank Kenya #Blog4Dev contest. I have also been featured on the Africa Leadership Dialogues, the Daily Nation and the People Daily for my various leadership roles.
I enjoy mentorship and motivating teens and I am keen to pass on my experiences with a focus on seeking excellence, servant leadership and STEM careers. I hope to encourage more African girls to take charge of their narrative.
I have excellent leadership and public speaking skills. Law school has exposed me to the benefits of using the law and policy to shape society and I hope to impart such knowledge to my mentees, to motivate them to become better citizens of the world. I desire to impart a passion for education, encouraging my mentees to be the best in whatever fields of study they go into. I am also passionate about volunteering, and hope to inspire the same in my mentees. Teaching high school enabled me to connect with students, and I can offer guidance and counseling on career, academics and any other issues my mentees may feel need addressing. All in all, I desire to add value to the lives of my mentees and to inspire them to do the same when their turn comes.
GAP YEAR PROGRAM
I have over 13 years experience in development communications and fundraising, having served in
various related roles at the International Livestock Research Institute, Amref Health Africa and currently
serving as Grants Development and Communications Manager for a leading Kenyan health NGO.
I have vast experience in fundraising from individuals, corporates, foundations and donor agencies
including proposal writing skills, as well as brand building, communication for development and advocacy
skills. As a student of leadership and having gone through a robust three-year leadership development
program, I value the role of mentorship in building leadership skills. I can offer learning opportunities for
young ladies to open up their minds to diverse career opportunities as well as work with them to build the
requisite confidence and individual brands that will see them flourish in their careers and personal growth
sustainable agriculture practices and natural resource management in developing economies. She is
passionate about sharing with future researchers on their roles and contributions towards preserving
the environment for future generations. She hopes to share her experiences and lessons on skill based learning, career/work preparedness and environmental conservation.
economics, most especially how these concepts can be used ethically to improve and develop standards of living in Africa. This is why I felt that a course in Financial Economics is the best fit for me.I am a
member of the Community Outreach Programme here at Strathmore University and the class
representative to my class.
When I was in high school, the administration put in so much effort into ensuring that we had constant motivational speakers and organizations coming to administer talks. This gave us an opportunity to have role models and mentors that we could keep in touch with and look up to as we continued studying. I cannot possibly explain the impact that these individuals had on my life as a young woman. I had a little notebook where I would jot down notes from these forums. Those forums turned into words which turned into ideas that turned into dreams; these dreams inspired me to push myself to be the best version of myself in every single aspect.