Brenda Nyakoa is a Program Associate at Global Minimum Inc, a non-profit that implements innovative hands-on programs for youth in Africa to help them become better creative problem solvers in their communities. Brenda designs and facilitates workshops around Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics(STEM) education and Human-centered design. She has worked with over 400 high school youth in Kenya through innovation boot camps and maker workshops to help them create innovative solutions to challenges in their communities. She holds a BSC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Nairobi.
Besides her daily work, Brenda enjoys volunteering her time to mentor youth. She has previously mentored for Technovation, Upeo Discovery and Precious Sisters, all based in Kenya implementing new pedagogies that support learners to become better leaders. She also loves reading, listening to music, and occasionally cooking.