2010 AWARD fellow, 2014 Mandela Washington fellow and currently a Senior Biosafety Officer under Research and Field for the National Biosafety Authority whose mandate is to regulate all activities involving genetically modified organisms in Zambia. She is a trained Entomologist with over 10 years of combined experience in research and policy regulation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Entomology and Parasitology and a Master of Science in Applied Entomology.  She is currently pursing a doctorate in Entomology at the University of Zambia. She is a specialist in cotton integrated pest management and is a strong advocate for the greater involvement of young women in agricultural research and development. She is further the co-founder and coordinator of the Stirring Steam for STEM project, which aims to encourage the participation of girls/women in STEM.