Daisy is Communications Manager: Research Engagement at AVAC, where she manages activities related to research translation and stakeholder engagement. In this role, Daisy develops and shares accessible content on HIV research. This work contributes to broad research literacy for evidence-based advocacy by AVAC partners. Daisy also manages internal communications within the CASPR project, and stakeholder engagement efforts in Kenya under the MATRIX project. Since joining AVAC, Daisy has helped equip partners in Africa with knowledge of HIV prevention research.
Prior to joining AVAC, Daisy worked as Science Writer/Communications Specialist at World Agroforestry Centre, where she wrote, edited and disseminated content on agroforestry as a pathway to durable food and water security and climate change mitigation. Between 2007 and 2012 she managed the Africa communications program at IAVI (then known as the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative).
Daisy joined AVAC in 2017, bringing over a decade’s experience in research communications. She has an MS in chemistry from the University of Connecticut and a BSc in chemistry from the University of Nairobi in her native country, Kenya. She is also a board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS).