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Keeping children with sickle cell healthy

My journey

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My Story

A PhD candidate in population genetics at the University of Kansas, with a track record of launching non-profit and for-profit companies in sub-Saharan Africa. An entrepreneur, fundraiser and advocate supporting patients with Sickle Cell Disease worldwide. Proven international leadership and project management experience that combines business strategy acumen with technical understanding, knowledge of public policy and effective communication.
Hands-on scientist with a strong background in computational genetics working on the genomic basis of mating system evolution. Featured among 100 Leaders of Impact by the Global Thinkers Forum (2021) and recognized as the International Sickle Cell Advocate of the Year (2020). Awarded the Clarke International University’s most outstanding community outreach award (2018) and selected among the top 1000 young leaders in Africa by the US Dept of State under the Mandela Fellowship (2017)

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