2013 Borlaug LEAP Fellow Dr. Okwuosa hopes to empower farmers in Kenya to produce crops for increased food security, improved incomes, and improved environmental sustainability. As a research officer at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock organization (KALRO) she works with small-scale farmers, particularly women, to develop and disseminate appropriate agricultural technologies. Sher has also worked with the Clinton Climate Initiative on their System for Land-based Emissions Estimation (SLEEK) in her capacity as a soil scientist.
Dr. Okwuosa completed her PhD in Soil Science from the University of Nairobi in Kenya in 2016, where her research focused on evaluating landscape management impacts on soil organic carbon and gas fluxes in smallholder crop-livestock systems in Kenya. She believes that knowledge is key in leadership and a leader must be able to share their knowledge clearly and passionately. During her Borlaug LEAP Fellowship, Dr. Okwuosa worked with Dr. Keith Ingram, Director of the Southeast Climate Consortium at the University of Florida and Dr. Fred Kanampiu, is a senior scientist at CIMMYT in Kenya. He instructed Okwuosa on the current economic and historical dimensions of climate change and crop production