The College is delighted to announce that Patricia Odero has been awarded the St Edmund’s College Studentship in Social Innovation from Michaelmas 2016. The studentship, which is donor-funded and was open to applicants who are already working in the social sector, covers the full fees for the two-year part-time course.
Patricia, who is based in Nairobi, works as a Regional Director for Innovations in Healthcare, a nonprofit organization hosted by Duke University. Part of her role includes managing the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) program in East Africa, supporting the strengthening of a healthcare innovation ecosystem in the region. Prior to joining Innovations in Healthcare and SEAD, Patricia worked with Futures Group, a global health consulting company. She has experience in strengthening health systems, health insurance and clinical practice in the private and public sectors. Patricia has Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Nairobi and an Executive MBA from Strathmore University.
Patricia wrote, “I am honoured to receive this generous support towards my studies at Cambridge that covers the full tuition for the MSt. in Social Innovation programme. I look forward to being a member of the St. Edmund's College community and through my studies continuing to support social innovation in East Africa and beyond.”
The Master of Studies in Social Innovation programme at the Cambridge Judge Business School is designed for practitioners from the business, public and social sectors who wish to lead innovative solutions to pressing social issues. The College received applications from many exceptional candidates, and more students studying this course will be members of St Edmund’s than of any other College. We look forward to welcoming them to St Edmund’s in the autumn and are most grateful for the generous support of our donor.