I’m born and raised in Kenya (Kenya’s south rift). I completed my B.Sc Statistics at the University of Nairobi, Chiromo campus.
I joined the Africa Conservation Centre after my degree as an intern, working in digitalizing their systems of data collection using open data kit. Later I joined the South Rift Association of Landowners which focuses on community-based conservation working to maintain a healthy connected landscape that sustains pastoralist communities and wildlife. I have worked with Dr. Guy Western on a coexistence program; promoting coexistence of human and predators. I have also worked with Guy in the development of a five-year national lion and spotted hyena strategy for Kenya. In 2018, I worked with Guy Western, Nicolas Eliot and Femke Broekhuis in the National Lion Census survey where we were using the explicit capture-recapture method and Bayesian model to estimate the lion population in olkiramatian and shompole group ranches.
I’m very much excited for this Postgraduate Diploma International wildlife conservation practice course as it will enhance my analytical skills, improve my understanding of statistical and analytical software which will ultimately deepen my understanding of the statistical basis of conservation models that help to describe conservation challenges at multiple scales and levels. I want to further my studies in this field so that I can contribute positively to the ongoing conservation effort; save wildlife and protect their habitat, in my region and in my country.