Improving lives through
sustainable bioinnovations

Cohort 1

Dorothy Murugu, Kenya

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Dorothy is a registered nutritionist and dietitian with the Kenya Nutritionist and Dietitians Institute (KNDI), and a qualified food scientist, nutritionist and public health specialist. She has cumulative work experience of over 18 years in various fields including food systems, research, training, health, nutrition, and dietetics. Her fellowship goals include developing and characterising food products, incorporating processed insects that contribute significantly to the Recommended Daily Intakes (RDIs) for nutrients of public health concern for women of reproductive age and children aged five years and below. Dorothy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology from Egerton University in Kenya and a Master of Science degree in Public Health (MPH) from the Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ITROMID) of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. She is currently finalizing her Ph.D research in Food Science and Nutrition with a focus on edible insects as a means of dietary diversity in human diets.