I have 14+ years as an experienced architect and senior project manager with demonstrated history working in the building, construction & energy industries. Highly experienced in project and facilities management, design management, feasibility studies, BIM and mixed-use development. Strong projects and operations professional with an entrepreneurial and transformative leadership focus.
I am co-founder of Strauss Energy Ltd., an award-winning energy enterprise that seeks to alleviate energy poverty in Kenya and Africa at large; and a director at Trioscape Space Planning Ltd., an architectural firm that seeks to offer quality-built environment spaces while leveraging on technology.
In addition to indulging in the energy industry through reduction of poverty by affording everyone a solar powered roof that can also generate passive income for their home, I am an avid built environment sustainability enthusiast with particular interest in the use of digital technology. My experience spans in different areas such as commercial buildings, residentials, hospitality and health.
Not one to shy away from a good challenge, and to maintain a healthy balance in life, I enjoy the outdoors and a good hiking challenge or run are welcome. I enjoy listening to audio books and podcasts on self-development, leadership and entrepreneurship journeys. I aim to purposefully listen to this media for at least 2 hours a day. Interestingly, this habit builds on the power of listening to understand, not to respond.
To level-up higher and be valuable in society, I mentor young women and women entrepreneurs who seek to take up challenging STEM careers that will aid in changing the world for the better.
Non-Profit Work, Voluntary & Community Service
TechWomen Peer Advisor
Supporting TechWomen Impact Coaches in coaching an action plan team of Emerging Leaders (ELs) from Kenya, providing critical in-country real-time support, helping guide and prepare ELs for action plan deliverables. Link here
Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) Covid-19 Rapid Response Team
Tasked with repurposing Level 5 hospitals in Kenya to accommodate Covid-19 patients. Link here
Board Chairperson, Digniti Charitable Trust
The organization aims to reduce the student to toilet ratio in rural primary schools in Kenya, by building toilets in schools. Link here
Advisory Board Member, Future Energy East Africa Conference
A regional conference and exhibition comprising of innovators and industry leaders at the forefront of development on the continent, sharing insights to facilitate interaction and knowledge transfer with the aim of driving progress and development in East Africa. Link here
Advisory Board Member, Africa Utility Week & POWERGEN Conference
The leading exhibition and conference for the African power, energy and water industry. Link here
Ambassador, CodeHack Program
An initiative that targets young girls and women aged 17 – 28 years from marginalized communities in Mombasa, to learn employable coding skills in website and mobile development. Link Here
Rotary Club of Kilimani Alfajiri, Nairobi.
Paza Program (Gap Year) Mentor
AkiliDada Link here