Graduates

Jane Wanjiru Macharia

Institution
Cohort
Current Position

Research Fellow

Department

N/A

Nationality:

year of completion:

2020

Biography:

Jane Macharia is a doctoral student with considerable research experience in environmental, analytical, organic, and inorganic chemistry, having obtained her BSc in Chemistry (2010) and Master of Science in Chemistry degree (2015) both from the University of Nairobi. During her postgraduate training she was involved in several projects including her MSc project on preparing a low cost ceramic filter as a point of use (POU) water purification system and profiling the chemical pollutants in Nairobi River. She was also actively involved in the fourth year projects being carried out in the United Nation Environmental Program (UNEP) accredited persistent organic pollutants (POPS) analysis laboratory at the department of chemistry university of Nairobi. Between May 2016 and May 2017, she was engaged as a part time lecturer at Maasai Mara University where her roles included teaching undergraduate chemistry students, setting, moderating and administering examinations. Currently she is based at a research laboratory at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Nairobi. Her daily work involves analysing chemical samples in various matrices for different purposes, guiding fourth years with their final year projects and general maintenance of the laboratory. She is also involved with introducing and grading practicals for undergraduate students at the same department. Jane is a self-motivated individual with a strong passion for teaching and research and has excellent interpersonal and scientific writing skills.

Areas of Interest:

Health Communication

Area of specialization

Health Communication

bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Social Science-Sociology and Public Administration

Faculty

Master of Science in Medical Anthropology

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