Gladys is a fisheries scientist at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) in Shimoni, Kwale County, Kenya. She is passionate about research, management, and governance of aquatic systems (coastal marine and fresh water). She is the board of director in the Kenya Wildlife Research and Training Institute.
Gladys has published two papers in peer reviewed international journals. She holds a Master of Science degree in Fisheries Science from Pukyong National University, World Fisheries University-South Korea, a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Biotechnology from the Technical University of Mombasa, and a Diploma in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology from the Mombasa Polytechnic University College, Kenya.