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Daisy Ouya
Science writer, editor, and communications specialist

Daisy Ouya (née Githinji) has over 15 years' professional experience in packaging and disseminating scientific knowledge to general audiences. She has a Masters’ degree in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, USA and a BSc (First Class Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Nairobi in her native Kenya. Daisy is a Board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences (, USA) and has worked as a journal editor, science writer, publisher, and communications specialist in the fields of agroforestry, entomology, agriculture, human health, HIV/AIDS, and marine science. She is currently working as Communications Advisor at AVAC,

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March 2017 – Present

Communications Advisor

July 2012 – March 2017

Communications Specialist/Science Writer
World Agroforestry Centre

February 2007 – June 2012

Program Manager, Information Education and Communication
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

2004 – 2007

Science Writer/Editor
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

March 1996 – August 2004

Science Editor, International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

Science Editor and Production Manager of Insect Science and Its Application, currently The International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, published by ICIPE

Education Highlights


Master of Science (magna cum laude) in chemistry
University of Connecticut, USA


Bachelor of Science (1st Class Honours) in chemistry
University of Nairobi, Kenya

Starting March 2007

Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS)
Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (

Starting March 2015

Global Postharvest Loss Prevention: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Actors
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