Today we speak with Joy Kamunyori. Joy has a long career in digital health, and most recently was the Program Director at the Center for Digital Health at John Snow Inc (JSI). JSI is one of the largest global health firms, with thousands of staff and dozens of offices around the world, and the Center for Digital Health played a key role in enabling and facilitating technology use across its programs.
In this intimate conversation with Joy, we explore Joy’s personal journey from growing up in Nairobi to joining JSI in the USA. Joy has a deep respect for the power of education, which was put to the test when she enrolled – and dropped out – of a Computer Science PhD program. Uncertain about how she could use her skills in the aid sector, she eventually found her way to return to Africa, and to share the life lessons she picked up along the way.