Orpah is a Programs Specialist for the Health Informatics program at Skills for Change. She was born and raised in Kenya and moved to Canada in 2017.
Some of Orpah’s favourite things about her home country are “The People. The Food and The Vibe.”
“I love the energy that Kenyans carry with them. It is hard to describe. It is a feeling!”
Orpah has some surprising revelations about her professional past. “Not a lot of people know this about me because I have tried to keep it hush-hush,” she says (trying not to laugh). “But when I was younger, I had my own nationally broadcasted Television show in Kenya for about four years. I hosted a show called Children’s Variety. Sometimes, as an adult, some people look at me and say ‘you look really familiar’ which is always really funny to me.”
Orpah is also an internationally trained pharmacist by trade and has completed her Master’s Degree in Health Economics and Health Policy. Before joining Skills for Change, she was a Health Policy Analyst at the government level. “I’m very passionate about leveraging policy and technology in the healthcare space. It’s amazing how far technology has come! To use it to effect change in healthcare is inevitable,” she says.
Orpah enjoys time with family and has a big love for animals. She always had pets and she is currently in the process of adopting an adorable little Cornish Rex kitten that she and her husband are planning on naming Solo (a Star Wars reference, of course!)
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Humans of Skills for Change is a series highlighting the driving force and inspiration behind our organization: OUR PEOPLE