M.A. Student – Class of 2021

Though Kenya is home for me, I have lived in and developed a strong connection to three other countries: Seychelles, South Africa, and the United States of America. My interest in global social entrepreneurship began to crystallize when I attended African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg for two years. I subsequently pursued a degree in Economics at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota where I helped start the college’s first entrepreneurship club. After college, I spent four years working in strategy and finance, primarily serving impact organizations and other public sector institutions.

Outside of work, I have been privileged to be part of the Impact Hub and World Economic Forum networks, two important global organizations. At Impact Hub, I was involved in the creation of a community of impact entrepreneurs for the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. During my time with Global Shapers, I co-created local solutions for the challenges facing my local community while drawing on the strength, support, and expertise of a constellation of high-impact global leaders and peers.

Today, my research interests lie at the intersection of business and social impact. In particular, I am interested in exploring the ways in which the development of private equity markets is affecting the growth and development of businesses that are focused on driving both economic and social value in Sub-Saharan Africa.