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The Scholars

Every year, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars program welcomes new undergraduates and graduates from sub-Saharan Africa to Michigan State University's campus. These Scholars have demonstrated academic talent and have a personal commitment to give back to their countries.

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Susanna Maingi

Cohort: 2016
Country: Kenya
Level of Study: Graduate
Major: Fisheries & Wildlife
College: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Biography: Susan-Rose Njambi, (Susanna) is a masters student studying Fisheries and wildlife. She is passionate leader for wildlife and the environment, has worked with several top wildlife conservation NGOs in various parts of Kenya and is a global ambassador for endangered flora and fauna, particularly those in Africa. By working with wildlife advocacy campaigns she provides social education and public awareness via community-based and online outreach formats. She also coordinates Wildlife Warriors Kenya, a youth volunteer program for wildlife conservation events, tourism, and outdoor expeditions.Susanna strives to help Africa better protect, preserve, and sustainably manage its wildlife, environment, and natural resources for future generations. Her research interests with the RECaP Laboratory at MSU revolve around human-carnivore conflict,trans-boundary wildlife management, and the empowerment of emerging African scientists to tackle challenges in conservation and sustainable development. "I am most grateful to the MasterCard Foundation for giving me the chance to grow into the change-maker I am destined to be!"
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