Queengineers Issue 1 | Page 15

Describe your job.

I am in the Graduate Engineering Training Program at General Electric Healthcare Kenya. I install and service equipment in hospital radiology departments. I also teach people how the equipment works.

What problem does your job help to solve? How does your job make the world a better place?

The goal for my team and I is to ensure that people throughout the country have access to affordable and quality healthcare services and that these services are closer to where they live.

Why did you choose a career in Engineering? What was your greatest influence in making the decision?

In high school I liked Physics and Mathematics the most. I think it was the problem-solving and understanding of why and how machines work, that made me like the two subjects and choose to pursue engineering. I love creating things and making ideas and concepts come to life and engineering allows me to do that.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about nature, the environment and wildlife.

What would you enjoy doing even if you were not paid to do it?

My favourite things to photograph are animals in their natural environment. I would do this to raise awareness for the need to conserve and take care of our environment and to respect wildlife. I would also go on hikes with a clean-up crew to clean up our hiking trails.

State some of your hobbies.

Photography, Cycling, Hiking, Travelling and working with yarn (knitting).

What advice would you give your 16 year old self?

In whatever position you find yourself in, learn how to ask, "How I can serve better?" It's not just about asking, but asking with a very open mind. I've come to see that honest answers to that question have an impact on growth as a person. This will take you out of your comfort zone and really great things happen outside that zone.

What would you like to be remembered for?

I want to make the country better for the next generation. I pray I inspire someone to take care of their environment, live healthier, follow their dream and solve an issue in the society and that they will in turn teach these things to other people and make the world a little better.