Our Staff

Pauline Wanja

Chief Executive Officer
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Pauline joined Future First in 2012. During which time she has been involved in research on alumni communities from around the world. She was instrumental in the creation of the Association of Alumni Communities in Kenya which was launched by the Cabinet Secretary of Education in 2017. She is tasked by the board to champion alumni work and redefine the role of alumni in the education sector.

Lilian Kuria

Director of Partnerships
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Lilian loves building relationships with our partners and talking to alumni professionals in Kenyan universities. She sometimes poses as a wannabe-baker and you will catch her collecting friends by offering baked treats.

Eddy Omondi

Alumni Relations Manager
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Eddy loves catching up with fellows to facilitate peer to peer learning in the alumni-centered student support programme. He supports Manchester United and sometimes plays golf if not building the St. Joseph’s School Rapogi alumni community.

Nahashon Gulali

Program Manager
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Nahashon prides in building relations with young scholars at the Universities as well as establishing meaningful pathways for their future employability. He engages alumni a lot in his work and is also passionate about influencing any policy that touches on the future of young people. When he is not working, he is watching movies or working out in the gym.

Phyllis Wangari

Program Officer, Alumni Relations
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Wangari is our girl on initiatives geared towards Alumni Community building, checking for progress and impact. If she is not building relations with Alumni leaders, she is probably laughing and bantering over the hottest drama in the political circles.

Beatrice Kamau

Program Associate, Alumni Relations
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Beatrice handles events planning and supports the program teams. She is a makeup artist, and she keeps a journal.

Our Board

John Wali

Executive Director: Junior Achievement (JA) Kenya
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John Wali is an Acumen Fellow and a Commonwealth Scholar who serves as the Executive Director for Junior Achievement (JA) Kenya. JA Kenya is the Country’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing youth to own their economic success. He also serves on the Board of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Youth Sector Board & Industrialization and Enterprise Development Board, Youth Agenda Kenya and the National Advisory Committee of the International Labour Organization. ILO.

Eunice Khaguli

International Development Consultant
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Eunice is an international development consultant with 9 years of combined Private Sector and Public-Private Partnership work experience in consulting and FMCG. In the last 6 years, she has worked in projects funded by international agencies such as the World Bank, USAID, DFID, Dutch (DGIS), AusAID and IFAD and UN-HABITAT along with local government ministries, parastatals and county authorities in Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Tanzania.

Peris Wakesho

Director, Strategy & Network Activation
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Peris has over 18 years of experience in Design, Management, Implementation and Evaluation of Programs in Social Entrepreneurship, HIV and AIDS, Reproductive Health, Youth, workplace, and Gender. She is the current Director the Ashoka African Diaspora Programme and served as the Regional Director for Ashoka East Africa for Four Years.

Dominic Muasya

Co-Founder and Country Director: Kenya Education Fund (KEF)
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Dominic Muasya is the Co-Founder and Country Director of Kenya Education Fund (KEF), a position he has held for 10 years. KEF is a scholarship organization that currently supports 650 scholars and work with over 180 schools countrywide.

Gerald Walterfang

Director of Strategy WDS
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Gerald has over 15 years’ experience in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the private sector, with his most current roles being Chief Executive Officer in three leading NGOs. He has served on diverse boards of directors spanning the sports world, high schools, health partnerships, investment and private companies.

Maurice Omondi

Executive Director – Strathmore University Foundation
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Maurice Omondi is a development and fundraising professional with over 15 years’ experience in the not for profit sector. He has held several strategic positions in the NGO sector including ActionAid International, Plan International, Victoria Institute for Research in Environment and Development and Youth for Conservation. He currently heads the Strathmore University Foundation.

Veronica Kombe

HR Admin and Education Manager- I choose Life
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Veronicah has worked in the NGO setting for the last 10 years in different capacities, including resource mobilization of about Ksh. 2 billion. In the last three years, she has worked in the capacities of corporate engagement, education management and Human Resource management at I Choose Life Africa.