Johnstone Kipyator wasted little time putting his Stanford degree in Engineering to work. The EaSEP alum is currently embarking on a Master’s degree in Energy Resources Engineering and will be on the Stanford campus this summer to lay out the technical aspects of a one-megawatt solar power plant he is designing for use in Kenya. Later in the summer he will return home to find the optimal location for the plant.
St. Lawrence University grad Winsome Toroitich expects to use her degree in Statistics and Economics to join a Financial Advisory company in East Africa. For the immediate future she is actively seeking employment in the US, planning to work for three years then pursue an MBA. She also has been accepted to graduate programs in Finance and Economics.
Cynthia Kipkorir graduated from Mount Holyoke with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations and is seeking employment in those fields.
Dennis Korir earned a B.S. in Mathematics with minors in Computer Science and Anthropology at Saint Lawrence University. He is currently looking for jobs in the IT/software industry and says he will be staying in San Diego, California until he finds a job.
After graduating with honors in Electrical Engineering at Maryland Eastern Shore, Derrick Cheruiyot is looking for employment as he awaits news about his graduate school applications.
Kevin Baru earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in bioengineering at Penn and has secured a position in his field in the San Francisco, California area. He interned in Ghana and China.
Martha Aywa, one of the first two MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Wellesley College, graduated this spring with a B.S. in Biochemistry. With a long-term goal of working in healthcare, Martha is seeking employment for a few years before attending graduate school. She interned at the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Indangalasia Community HIV/AIDS Resource Center near her home in western Kenya.
Mercy Kiprotich graduated fall semester with a degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell’s SC Johnson College of Business. She hopes to be in graduate school next fall and intern in the meantime in either Restaurant or Hotel Operations. Long-term, she wants to work in the hospitality industry in a managerial role before starting her own hospitality consulting company in Kenya.