Esther Ngumbi

Brandon Cox

Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D is a post-doctoral fellow with the Entomology Department at Auburn University, Alabama. She is also a Food Security Fellow with New Voices, The Aspen Institute.

Native to Kwale County, Kenya, she is passionate about issues of hunger, gender, education, youth activism, agriculture, sustainability, and is a strong advocate for all efforts aimed at ending hunger in our lifetime. She is a motivational speaker and has given talks in several Universities including: Kansas State, Texas Tech, and North Carolina State. In addition, Esther is a founder of several initiatives including OYESKA GREENS-a startup company aiming to revolutionize agriculture at the Kenyan Coast and Spring Break Kenyan organization that is galvanizing young Kenyan university students into public service.

Esther was a finalist for President Clinton Global Hunger Leadership Award and serves as a Board member for Just Save One Inc. She was named by One World Action as one of 100 Women: The Unseen Powerful Women Who Change the World and is currently serving as a Clinton Global University Initiative Commitment Mentor for Agriculture Commitments.

She believes that everyone has a right to live a dignified life. As long as she lives, Esther vows to use her education as a voice for the voiceless, and use her intellect to serve the needs of the hungry, the poor and the needy! Esther has a huge heart, an unstoppable passion and a deep commitment for developing Kenya, Africa, and our global world.


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