Nathasia Mudiwa Muwanigwaa is a 27-year-old Zimbabwean-born Academic, Neurobiology PhD Researcher, Advocate for Africans in STEM, Science Communicator and Global Citizen. She is a Co-Founder and Director of Visibility STEM Africa, an initiative changing the narrative surrounding African contributions to STEM. As a result of her advocacy, she was profiled in Forbes Science.
Nathasia holds a Bachelors in Human Biology, summa cum laude, from the University of Nicosia (Cyprus), a Research Master’s in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease from Radboud University (Netherlands) and she is currently pursuing a PhD in Neurobiology at the University of Luxembourg.
“Africa needs more youth to be interested in STEM fields, because these fields are crucial to the development of the continent,” she said, “We need people with the expertise to solve problems that are specific and relevant to the region.”
Nathasia Mudiwa Muwanigwa is also an early career panelist for Neuro Central and serve on a board of directors at the Biotech Institute (Zimbabwe).
Credit: Women Power Africa