Alma Mater:

Auburn University (http://www.auburn.edu/)

About Dr.Esther Ngumi

Dr. Esther Ngumbi is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Entomology Department at Auburn University. She is a Food Security Fellow with New Voices, The Aspen Institute. She is a native of Kwale County, Kenya. She is passionate about issues of hunger, gender, education, youth activism, agriculture, and sustainability. She is a motivational speaker and has given talks in several Universities including: Kansas State, Texas Tech, and North Carolina State. She is a Founder of Several Initiatives including OYESKA GREENS-a startup company aiming to revolutionize agriculture at the Kenyan Coast and Spring Break Kenya-an organization that is galvanizing young university students into public service.

She and her parents have established the Dr. Ndumi Faulu Academy to ensure that every child has a solid chance at getting a quality education. She was a finalist for President Clinton Global Hunger Leadership Award, a 2007 recipient for American Association of University Women International Fellowship and was named as one of 100 Women: The Unseen Powerful Women Who Change the World. She is serving as a Clinton Global University Initiative Commitment Mentor for Agriculture. Dr. Ngumbi has a huge heart, an unstoppable passion and a deep commitment for developing our global world.

Fun Fact about Dr. Esther

She loves science so much that she adopted Science as her middle name.