STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and disciplines. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in life and careers.

Meet our STEM Ambassadors

We are incredibly lucky to have extremely talented and passionate ambassadors that follow our vision of creating a sustainable network of STEM education throughout the globe.

Mary Joy Agingu

B.Sc Civil Engineering Student
 
Mary is a final year student at University pursuing a B.Sc Civil Engineering. She is a lover of all things science. Whether it is social or pure sciences, there is always something to be learnt and enjoyed.

Nick Achila

B.Sc Civil Engineering Student
 
Nick is in his final year of studying B.Sc Civil Engineering at the University of Nairobi. Nick's hobbies include swimming, playing basketball, weight lifting, gaming, camping, hiking and reading novels.

Frida Nzaba

Founder & CEO of Edu-Cater Global
 
Frida Nzaba is a Manufacturing Engineer, who works at Rolls-Royce Plc and is a WISE Young Women’s Board Member, advocating for diversity in the workplace and engineering industry. She graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University.

Darren Williams

Director of Strategic Partnership and Finance
 
Dr Darren Williams is a chartered fellow of Engineering (IET) who works at TWI Ltd as the welding Systems Manager and the Director of the Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre at Lancaster University

Alex Makalliwa

Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Africa
 
Alex is a budding Engineer, Entrepreneur and Academic. He is currently serving as a General Manager at Solar-E-Cycle Kenya – an organisation that designs and assembles light.

Alex Makalliwa

Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Africa

Alex is a budding engineer, entrepreneur and academic. He’s currently serving as General Manager at Solar E-Cycles Kenya – an organisation that designs and assembled light electric solar-powered tricycles. The organisation’s larger vision is to provide off-grid communities with affordable access to mobility and renewable energy. Alex’s aspiration is to develop technology whose adoption across Africa will have demonstrable social impact. Away from startups, you’ll find him reading, writing or trying to restore classic cars.

Achievements

  • 2017 shortlist for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation – RAEng

Darren Williams

Director of Strategic Partnership and Finance

Dr Darren Williams is a Chartered Fellow of Engineering (IET), who works for TWI Ltd and Lancaster University.

TWI Ltd (The Welding Institute) is one of the world’s foremost independent Research and Technology Organisations, with expertise in materials joining and engineering processes as applied in industry. His role is the Welding Systems Manager, which has a focus on R&D of novel Digital Technologies for implementation into manufacturing industries.

At Lancaster University Darren’s role is the Director of the Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre, this role focuses on Developing and implementing Industry 4.0 focused joining and advanced manufacturing techniques and systems, enabling smart and digital based manufacturing solutions.

Recent awards:

  • 2019 Paul Fletcher Award – The Institute of Engineering Technology
  • 2018 British Black Business Award (BBBA) Winner – Science Technology Engineering Maths: Rising Star

Frida Nzaba

Founder & CEO of Edu-Cater Global

I work as an Overhaul Manufacturing Engineer in Rolls-Royce Plc, Engine Overhaul Services. This role consists of developing and implementing methods that can be used to repair various components from a jet engine and methods that can be used to strip and assemble the engine in a timely and safe manner. I am directly supporting the shop floor and resolving any technical issues that arise, while continuously improving our processes and the way we work.

I am proud to contribute the WISE Young Professionals Board by informing and advising the WISE campaign on how to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

I founded Edu-Cater Global as a vehicle to bridge the gap between education and industry, by equipping individuals with knowledge, exposure and networks in order to empower them into STEM careers.

Achievements

  • Professionally registered as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) by the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology)
  • Shortlisted for the We Are The City Rising Star Award 2019 – Science and Technology Sector