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Biography: Dr. Sheba Onchiri is currently serving as the academic advisor and student support specialist with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University (MSU). In her current position, she provides academic advising and facilitates the Scholars' cultural transition to the US.

Dr. Onchiri received her bachelor’s degree in education from Kenyatta University, Kenya, in 1991, a post-graduate diploma in gender and development from the University of Nairobi in 2000, and her master’s degree in women’s studies from the San Francisco State University in 2006. She completed her studies by earning a doctorate in educational administration from MSU in 2013.

Prior to her position with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at MSU, Dr. Onchiri worked at St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ Refugee Services Department as an employment trainer. She was also an adjunct professor at the Davenport University, where she taught a course on diversity in society.

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