A PhD student from the University of Nairobi talks about challenges of being a female Scientist in Kenya

Catherine Kaluwa, a PhD student from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, talks about the journey she has taken from walking barefoot to school to researching the efficacy of plants that women in her homeland have traditionally taken for family planning. She also outlines some of the challenges she has faced as a female researcher working in a male-dominated profession.


The Africa’s PhD Renaissance series is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.