Hoping you will be inspired to be my replacement when I retire :-)
Njoro Boys’ High School (2006 – 2009) & Pwani University (2011 – 2016)
Bachelor of Science (Nursing & Public Health) & Post Graduate Diploma (Health Research Methods)
Suburbia Limited, Nairobi & KEMRI – Wellcome Trust, Kilifi
KEMRI – Wellcome Trust, Kilifi
Favourite thing to do in my job: To keep learning more and more!
I support scientists in making the work they do, known to the public.
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My Typical Day
Communicating, Reading, Socializing, & Planning.
I wake up in the morning, around 6 am, and laze in bed looking at social media. I run the department’s social media channels and it’s good to know the latest from our circles. We interact with persons from all time zones, which means when we sleep the rest of the world is awake; so it’s important to look at what happened when we were asleep.
I then proceed to do easy exercises – a few sit ups & jogging on the spot. Hehe! After fixing myself some breakfast, I proceed to work – 7 minutes away from my place. I am normally there 10 minutes or so before 8, clock-in time.
Emails will then form a great part of my morning – communicating with different audiences and several planning meetings. I love lunch time, it’s a great time to socialize with my friends from other departments and catch up about anything – from what’s trending to starting trending topics!
Afternoon, is more relaxed and easy – I take the time to read research papers, journals, and write articles. Once a month, I spend the afternoon doing interviews of re-known scientists on Twitter, how cool! This is aimed at helping & motivating young people know more about science and attract them to it.
Clock out is normally at 5, I’ll linger around till 5:30 then head for social activities – such as catching up with friends and be home by 7.
I love watching wildlife shows – they normally consume my evening with dinner and social media in between. Normally, by 10 pm I will be in my 2nd dream.
That’s a typical day for me.
What I'd do with the money
I will organize for a “Meet A Scientist” Open Day.
Get students to be attached to scientists for them to understand what a typical day looks like for someone working in Science. This includes also attending meetings and working in the lab to going to the field.
To make sure so many students are motivated and inspired, I will lobby my friends to match up the prize money making in Kshs. 100,000!
Sooooooo many students inspired and Science in advanced!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Passionate, Social, & Zealous
What was your favourite subject at school?
I loved Biology & Mathematics. English too.
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes. Though not as often.
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Mchicha & Chapati
What is the most fun thing you've done?
If fun is something that makes me smile constantly – it’s when I visit schools around me to donate sanitary towels to underprivileged girls. That makes them remain in school and concentrate on studies.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Spend my whole life travelling around the world, never run out of money, & land on Mars!