Mary Gathegu is the OSIEA Tanzania and Kenya country program assistant. Prior to joining OSIEA, Gathegu headed the Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV & AIDS Program for three years at Carolina for Kibera, a charitable entity of University of North Carolina, that fights poverty and helps prevent violence in Kibera, an informal settlement in Nairobi. She also worked with Forum Syd and Africa Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) in developing interventions to amplify the voices of marginalized groups—especially youth and women—through international forums.
Gathegu holds a BA in sociology and economics from Catholic University of East Africa, and a postgraduate certificate in Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation from Wageningen University, Netherlands. She is a certified United Nations Industrial Organization & Hewlett Packard trainer for Graduates Entrepreneurship Training in Information Technology (GET-IT), a global training program that creates economic opportunities for youth by developing essential IT and business skills.