Grace Muinga is an AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research and Development) fellow 2015. She holds a Master of Science in Agriculture Economics degree from the University of Reading, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science Agriculture Economics degree from Egerton University, Kenya. Before joining AATF, Grace worked as a Research Associate at the World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. She was part of a research team involved in conducting risk assessment for agricultural interventions before implementation (decision analysis research). She was instrumental in setting up analysis models as well as training agricultural stakeholders in the importance of risk assessment within projects. Prior to that Grace worked with Carbon Zero Federation as a Community Projects Officer and later as the Head Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. She was in charge of setting up energy efficient stoves in several counties along the coast of Kenya. As Programme Officer – Business Development, Grace is responsible for implementing agribusiness development activities; supporting the implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for AATF and creating market linkages and access within agricultural projects. Grace is passionate about improving livelihoods by changing the current food security situation within Kenya and around Africa. On a lighter note, she enjoys cycling and swimming. Grace is Kenyan.