Pwani University (2016), Laikipia University (2012-2015), Tawa girls secondary school (2007-2010)
Post graduate Diploma in Health research methods & Bachelor of science(Economics & statistics)
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme(Nairobi-(2017-update)
An assistant research officer (statistics & epidemiology)
Kemri-Wellcome Trust Research Programme , Nairobi.
Favourite thing to do in my job: Learning new statistical concepts & applying them. The excitement that comes with learning new things never stops
I give kindness to virtually everyone i meet, like having fun (you know yolo) and love learning about all kinds of things
I am a 24-year old young statistician living in Nairobi. I love the wonders of the ocean & sea food. Traveling & touring is my main hobby, I have been to most parts of Kenya just for the fun of it. I aspire to contribute to the improvement of child health through a research career with UNICEF one day. Listening & understanding is what keeps me connected to the people I meet on a daily basis.
I carry out literature review, data management & analysis, coding & programming
I am entrusted with the duty to carry out data assembly, management & analysis in my department. To ensure I am at par with statistics I carry out reviews to find new statistical concepts and their usefulness in our study that is looking at child health in Kenya.
I also have to learn and carry out coding and programming in statistical softwares that make my work a lot easier.
My Typical Day
Data analysis & comprehensive statistical reviews.
On a daily basis I have to learn a new statistical concept and it’s applications ; there are gazillions of those :-). I analyze data depending on departmental needs and I have to code to ensure that my work is reproducible.
I get to help colleagues with statistical problems.
What I'd do with the money
Reward a deserving school with the most useful way to utilize the money towards science
I would ask the participating schools to provide an accountability statement on how they can use the money to improve the efficiency of science learning in their schools and award the most deserving one.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Kind, Teachable & Fun!
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
The statistician I am today
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes for having mangoes in class :-)
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
An Environmental activist
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Lee Ann Womack
What's your favourite food?
Sea food anytime.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
An automatic problem rectifier, a great frame of mind for everyone and then three more wishes to add something new as need arise
Tell us a joke.
Teacher:How do you know that carrots are good for your eyes? Me: Well, you will never see a rabbit wearing glasses :-)