Alice Hastings-James is a graduate of St. Teresa’s Girls Secondary School and Valley Secretarial College in Nairobi. She has over 25 years’ experience as an Executive Secretary in the oil and gas industry, working for multinational corporations worldwide, including Amoco Kenya, Saudi Aramco and Chevron Corporation. Alice lives and works in Houston, Texas. Alice is a devoted Rotarian, an active volunteer and member of her church.
Audrey Lhemann holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences and Economics from McGill University, a Master in Economic Law from Sciences Po Paris and a Specialized Master in International Project Management from the European School of Business. She currently lives in Houston, Texas, where she pursues a career in project management for an Oil & Gas services company. In the summer of 2010, she was a summer outreach volunteer with KSF in Nairobi. Today, she helps KSF’s social media development, notably the Facebook page.
Jacqueline Oburu is the Director for Global HR Shared Services with ChildFund International based in Richmond, Virginia. After earning her Masters in Inter-Cultural Studies and Leadership Development at Fuller Seminary in 1996 she began her 18+ year career as a Human Resource professional in the international development sector. She worked with World Vision International based in Kenya, working in 27 countries throughout the continent for nearly 8 years. After returning the U.S. in 2003, Jacqueline served as Manager for international HR with CRS (Catholic Relief Services) and then became the Director for International Human Resources with ChildFund, an international child development organization. She was the Head of People Strategies, for WorldFish International in Penang, Malaysia for two years and later served as Chief Talent Officer for TNDC in San Francisco. Fortuitously, she was recently offered a position back with her former organization, ChildFund International in 2016 and now living in Richmond, Virginia closer to family and friends.
June Kikumu-Aquil graduated from Green-Acres Preparatory School in Limuru, Kenya and the prestigious London Institute of Beauty in London, United Kingdom as a Medical Aesthetician. June has over 18 years’ experience in the Aesthetics field, working in well-renowned medical spas around the world. She currently runs a medical spa in Tampa, Florida. June is an active volunteer in her local community and church. She joined Kenya Scholarship Fund International to give back to her beloved homeland. June is passionate about encouraging youth to achieve their dreams.
Peter Kariuki Born In Embu, Kenya, Peter Kariuki is a Talent Management professional currently the Director for Global Talent Management at ChildFund International. Peter has previously worked in Human resources roles at IntraHealth International, Duke University, Barclays Bank and UNHCR. Peter thrives in enabling people and teams realize their potential and become successful in their careers and lives. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering, cycling, reading and travelling. He holds a Master’s Degree in Learning and Organizational Development from North Carolina State University and a BA International Relations from United States International University (USIU) – Nairobi. He resides in Richmond, VA with his wife and two children.
Kenneth Gakuya attended Nyeri Baptist High School. After graduating he ran several family-owned restaurants. He received his degree in Electrical Engineering at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Kenneth now lives in Houston and works as a Process Automation Engineer for Chevron. Involved in several volunteer and charity organizations, Kenneth most enjoys helping others attain higher standards of living.
Irene Mwangi-Harvin graduated from St. Teresa’s Girls Secondary School. Irene has vast experience in Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry, having worked for Sabena Airlines, the British High Commission, Intercontinental Hotels and the Nairobi Hilton. Irene now resides in Cocoa, Florida and is an active member in her Church and volunteer in her community.
Rhoda (Matilda) Matiru attended Kenya High School and then graduated from the University of Eastern Africa – Baraton, Kenya. Rhoda worked in administration in Nairobi, Kenya for 7 years before moving to Houston, Texas to pursue further education. She graduated from Texas Southern University with a master’s in Business Administration (management) and a law degree. Rhoda has spent the last five years as a practicing attorney, focusing mainly on immigration law. Rhoda is an active member of her community and believes that providing a person with an education is one of the greatest gifts one can provide.
Susan Oloo-Oruya owns and runs her own travel company, Real Useful Travel & Marketing. Her company is founded on Christian principles and works with several missionary groups, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), private sector organizations, as well as international organizations. Susan has been a member of Rotary International Club for the past 15 years.
Wilma D’Souza graduated from St. Teresa’s Girls Secondary School and attended Queensway College in Nairobi. She worked as a Secretary until immigrating to Canada in May 1989. Wilma has since worked in property management. She achieved her goal of becoming a registered condominium manager and became Condominium Property Manager for Brookfield Residential Services.