Candidate CV questions (extra)
Christ The King Academy (2001-2004), The University Of Nairobi (2006-2011), Bachelor Of Veterinary Medicine and Masters in Vet. Med (2011-2014)
Masters in Veterinary Medicine
Pwani University (2015- Present) and Kenya Veterinary Association (2014-2015)
I am a Lecturer
Favourite thing to do in my job: Interacting with students and getting different interesting scientific opinions
I am a lover of life, an optimist who is always in search of constant mental stimulation
I am a veterinarian by profession and currently I live and work in Kilifi at Pwani University where I am a Lecturer in the Department Of Animal Science. My day to day routine involves either going to a lecture theater or the farm where I teach students and interact with them. I am an active member of The Kenya Veterinary Association and the Kenya Women Veterinary Association where we not only mentor young girls and encourage them to join the profession but we also teach them the importance of taking care of animals. I earned my bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine in the year 2011, and a master’s in veterinary medicine from the University of Nairobi in 2014. In my six years career as a veterinarian I have worked in a clinic treating animals, in an office set up as a project officer and in the university as a lecturer.
My work involves teaching and mentoring students
My work further involves career motivation where we talk to students in high school and at the university about the different career choices they can make as well as the requirements of getting there.
Community service basically involves giving back to the local community where we do vaccination campaigns against important diseases such as rabies and offer free treatment service to animals in the region
In research we identify study gaps and try to answer the research questions on important issues that affect the community
My Typical Day
My typical day involves going to class and discussing different concepts as well as answering different scientific questions
My typical day may either be in the class room where we discuss different topics in animal physiology basically put as function of the animal body or it can be out in the farm where we examine animals and treat sick ones.
Other times it is a day in the field where we restrain animals and vaccinate them or perform simple procedures on them such as hoof trimming or dehorning.
What I'd do with the money
In a community service
The money would be spent in a community service activity. Recently we went to a small town in Kilifi county known as Vitengeni, where the chief expressed concern about Rabies and how one of the women in the village had been bitten by a dog and she had contracted rabies. Even though we had the desire to help and had the work force at hand we did not have any rabies vaccines for the dogs to prevent the disease. It is imperative that we create awareness through a public baraza and carry out a vaccination campaign in the community by vaccinating all the dogs. Therefore this money could help a great deal towards that.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Optimistic, spontaneous and witty
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes, once or twice, trying to fetch water at night instead of going for preps
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
Maybe an air hostess or an artist
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Explored the Mara
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Take a trip to Dubai, swim in the world's largest pool, go on a road trip to Isiolo/ Samburu
Tell us a joke.
Why are there different types of blood groups? So that mosquitoes can enjoy different flavours