Faith is a PhD scholar at the Department of Effect-Directed Analysis since February 2018. Her research focuses on the analytical screening of organic micropollutants in surface water systems within western Kenya. Additionally, she will correlate the occurrence of these pollutants to the prevalence and infectivity of Schistosoma-host snails in the study area. The research is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under the project SENTINEL. The project is implemented through collaboration with the International center for insect physiology and ecology (Icipe, Kenya).
Faith graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies (Environmental Biology and Health major) from Moi University, Kenya in 2012 and a master’s degree in Environmental Sanitation (Faculty of bioscience engineering) from Ghent University, Belgium in 2016. During her master’s program, Faith undertook research on the occurrence and removal of pharmaceuticals in wastewater stabilization ponds and trickling filters in the Nzoia basin, Kenya. Her dissertation revealed the ability of these systems, which are considered to be low cost technology and suitable for developing countries, being able to remove most pharmaceutical compounds up to >99%.