Katherine is a clinical veterinarian and university professor. She has worked in South Africa and Uganda and looks forward to expanding her efforts into other sub-Saharan African countries. As a South Korean orphan adopted by an American family, she learned quickly the value of education and understands how fortunate she is to have been raised in a country with boundless opportunity. Katherine and her team are excited to contribute to improving girls’ access to quality education in Kenya and beyond.
Jenesta is a science education researcher and educator. After teaching high school biology, she earned her PhD in science education. Her primary research interest is the use of student-centered teaching practices to facilitate educational equity and empowerment. She believes that the education of women and girls is important for social justice and equity, but also crucial to the progress of human society.
Freyca Calderon-Berumen is a teacher educator with a passion for learning. Her research interests are around linguistic diversity and multicultural education through the lens of critical pedagogy as an avenue to address social equity and justice. She believes in education to empower young girls and as a means to change the world.
John has spent more than 24 years in the insurance industry serving people throughout the United States. He currently is the Vice President of Marketing for an Insurance Company based in Dallas Fort Worth. He has learned the joys of animals big and small, giving back to the community, and is excited to expand that giving spirit abroad.
Sarah is an epidemiology student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She has previously worked with exploited women and girls in Vietnam as a volunteer teacher and hopes to continue the mission helping others realize their full potential through girls’ education in Kenya. Sarah is specifically interested in the role that sound education can play in improving an individual girl’s sexual and overall health as well as the health of her current and future family.
Deborah Henry is founder and principal of Christian Life Preparatory School and serves as a Corporate Support Specialist for the National Association of University-Model Schools. She specializes in providing academic support for leaders and teachers. She earned a B.S. in Microbiology, M.Ed. in Educational Administration, and a Ph.D. in Science Education. She has traveled to multiple countries including Kenya and Tanzania to partner with individuals and communities on projects focused on improving opportunities for people globally.
Meghan earned a Masters in Epidemiology and Environmental Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2018. Meghan grew up overseas and as a result has a profound appreciation for all cultures and backgrounds. She also has a strong background in agriculture that comes from working her family’s farm growing up. Meghan is thrilled to be a part of the Msomi team and looks forward to working with the Kenyan people for many years to come.