September 25, 2013
I am a twin. The twin and I are last of five children. Four girls and one boy. My family, the Oradu clan, is in Kenya while I have spend the last 10 years in the US, going to college, graduate school and now work. I came to the US through an academic excellence scholarship started by a Kenyan Woman, Dr Susan Mboya-Kidero, to educate and train the next generation of African Women Leaders. The scholarship name is Zawadi Africa Educational Fund. I attended Xavier University for my Bachelors degree in Chemistry in 2007. I recently in 2012 received a PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University-a journey that started with my love for Chemistry when I was in high school. I write poetry(published a book while in graduate school titled: Needles from Heaven) and love to mentor young women, books, performance arts/Broadway musicals, meeting people from difference cultures, and I enjoy nature.