An illustrated portrait of Pauline Wanja

Pauline Wanja

Pauline is the CEO of Future First Kenya. She joined Future First Global in 2012 to implement an alumni engagement pilot program seeking to support public schools in the UK and in Kenya to effectively engage their alumni.

Over the past six years, she has played a vital role in shaping alumni work in Kenyan high schools and universities. In 2017, she steered the Association of Alumni Communities in Kenya launch in partnership with the Education Ministry. In 2018, under her leadership, Future First convened the first local industry gathering of alumni professionals from local universities. In 2019, she was part of the technical team that drafted the Mentorship Policy that institutionalised an annual alumni mentorship day in the Kenyan school calendar.

Before joining Future First, she designed and implemented youth programs for ActionAid International, MS Denmark, the World Bank Institute, World Youth Alliance, and the British Council’s Global changemakers. She is an Acumen Fellow, African Visionary Fellow, and served on the boards of CIVICUS and a recipient of a Nelson Mandela- Graca Machel Innovation Award.

She has a law degree from Moi University and is currently pursuing an MBA from the University of London.