Fridah is a research scientist in the socio-economics department at Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) in Mombasa, Kenya. She has specialized in socioeconomic assessments, gender analysis, legal and policy framework analysis, ecosystem valuation, monitoring and evaluation/project management and internal quality auditing-quality management systems. Professionally, her interests are in the interface between science, policy, and decision-making in the context of coastal and marine resource governance. Her research interest is in the socioeconomic aspects of fisher communities in the coast of Kenya with a focus on poverty and economic policies for household welfare and population studies and working communities in a bid for participatory resource management, through integration of the indigenous knowledge into management strategies for aquatic resources.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Social Policy Analysis from Katholieke University (Leuven, Belgium) and CEPS/INSTEAD, (Luxembourg).