June – Esther Kiama

Kenya

I am committed to policy-oriented research that is driven by my great passion for working with children. Presently, I am a MasterCard Foundation Scholar, pursuing a Master of Education in Science Education at the University of British Columbia in Canada. I am a graduate of Moi University, Kenya with a Bachelor of Education degree.

I have practical experience in research having worked as a project intern at Africa Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) and as a research assistant for a World Diabetes Foundation’s project called Promoting Healthy Living through Schools (PHL) in Kenya. I also have experience in teaching as both a lecturer at Kenyatta University and a teacher and tutor in primary and secondary schools.

As a Leaders of Africa Institute Scholar, I gained knowledge and skills in advanced research design related to both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In addition, I am now well-versed with the R statistical software, which has been very helpful in my academic research pursuits. My proposed research with the Institute is on students’ mental health coping and management strategies in post-secondary institutions. My present study is focused on the University of British Columbia in Canada and Kenyatta University in Kenya.

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