PhD fellow at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya
Session: Inform Stage: “Top Agritech Solutions to Watch”
March 11, 2020
14:30 – 15:45
Gladys is a passionate user of space science to solve global environmental challenges, especially in Africa. She has over 5 years’ experience in geospatial technology applications in landscape ecology, epidemiology, movement ecology, and climate change modeling. Currently, she is a PhD fellow at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya and University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where she is conducting her research on using earth observation datasets to understand factors influencing coffee pest population at landscape and plot level while integrating the use of machine learning and statistical algorithms. Gladys has a Master’s degree in Geospatial Information Science and Remote Sensing from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning and Management from Kenyatta University. She has co-authored 10 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, awardee of L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2018 Sub-Sahara Africa Fellowship, and the current Next Einstein Forum Ambassador for Kenya. Gladys hopes to inspire young women to join STEM by sharing her story and mentoring young girls, and she is fully committed to breaking the glass ceiling syndrome in her career.