Gladys Mosomtai

NEF Ambassador

Gladys Mosomtai

Kenya

Gladys Mosomtai is a passionate user of earth observation technology to solve environmental challenges, especially in Kenya. She has over five years’ experience in GIS and remote sensing applications in landscape ecology, epidemiology, movement ecology and climate change modelling. She is a PhD Fellow at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Her research focuses on the influence of landscape structure and microclimate on coffee pest population in smallholder farms. She has an MSc degree in Geospatial Information Science and Remote Sensing from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning and Management from Kenyatta University. She has co-authored 10 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and an awardee of 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Sub-Sahara Africa Fellowship. Gladys hopes to attract young women to STEM by sharing her story and mentoring girls.

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