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Dr. Joy Kiano

A passionate educator, school leader, and teacher of science, Dr. Joy is deeply committed to enriching the learning experience of young people, in order to prepare them for the 21st Century workplace. Trained at Oxford, she has worked as an educator in the UK and Kenya, with teaching and leadership experience that focuses on teacher-facilitated, student-centered learning. A seasoned teacher, Dr. Joy has taught a variety of education systems and created engaging curriculums and programs of study from Prep to A-level. She is the Founding Principal of Nova Pioneer Girls High School in Kenya, where she recruited, coached, and mentored teachers for a new educational movement that adapted the Kenyan national curriculum for an innovative, student-centered approach to 21st Century learning.
A published scientist, with a doctorate in molecular biology and biochemistry, Dr. Joy has been recognized by the Government as a lead expert in the regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). She has served as the technical expert to the task force investigating the safety of GMOs on human health, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the State Corporation, National Biosafety Authority, that regulates the research and development of GM products and food in Kenya.
As the Global Ambassador for N*Gen Dr. Joy represents the show, as well as acts as an Education Advisor, and assists in content development.