Lina Wanga joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on 2 January 2015 as personal assistant to the deputy director general–Integrated Sciences. She holds an MSc in international development from the University of Glasgow and a Bachelor of Commerce in business administration and management from Daystar University. Wanga has seven years working experience in administration in the development sector and has previously worked with Columbia Global Centres, Africa and Kenya Markets Trust.
Ann Mureithi joined ILRI as senior administrative officer in the director general’s office on 2 February 2015. She is an administration and communications professional with experience in office administration, communications management, public affairs, editorial writing, media relations, foundation and government relations. She was previously the executive assistant to the director, communications and public relations at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). She holds a MSc in agricultural information and communication management from the University of Nairobi, a BA in communications – public relations from Daystar University, Nairobi, a post graduate diploma in project management of development projects from Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi and a diploma in business and secretarial studies from Valley Business School, Nairobi. She is currently pursuing her PhD in social transformation with a focus on ‘youth in agriculture’ from Tangaza University (CUEA), Nairobi.
Elizabeth Kibwana joined ILRI as research technician on 2 February 2015. Her role in this position is working on the development of improved vaccines for the control of East Coast fever (ECF). Specifically, her role involves making recombinant antibodies, antibody discovery and defining the antigen specificity of antibodies. She holds a BSc and MSc in biomedical science from Manchester State University and an MSc in biology and control of parasites and disease vectors from the University of Liverpool, UK. Her most recent research looked at the development of naturally acquired immunity to malaria at the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Program in Kilifi, Kenya.