Elizabeth is passionate about telling scientific-based stories with a tinge of difference, by simplifying technical subjects in a creative manner that can be both understood by scientists as well as the society.
As a journalist and communication specialist, she believes that good decisions are based on good information. For this to happen, people ought to have access to information and in a manner that they can understand to help them make informed decisions.
She received a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Majoring in English and Literature) from Kenyatta University, Kenya, and later pursued several diploma and certificate courses in science journalism from Rhodes University, South Africa, as well as Epidemiology offered by McGill International TB Centre, Canada, in partnership with Bhekisisa Center for Health Journalism and Chatham House.
She is also trained in Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) and is currently pursuing her Masters’ degree.
For her work in medical journalism, she has received six awards, fellowships, and several notable mentions. In 2017 Elizabeth won the World Health Summit Next generation of Science Journalists Award and was a finalist of the 2017 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist FPA Award.