Carolyn Musyimi-Kamau is currently a Program Manager at the Organization for refugee and immigrant success an organization that serves refugees from different parts of the world living in Concord and Manchester, New Hampshire. Among other things the organization works to ensure that immigrant youth and their families prosper through building strong relationships with the host community, schools, colleges, workplace and to also ensures that immigrants have the skills they need to thrive in their new home.
Carolyn originally from Kenya moved to Boston to further her studies at Brandeis University where she earned a master’s degree in Sustainable International Development. Upon completion, she joined the Consortium for Law and Development at the Boston University School of Law where she worked on a project on how Kenya can locally produce pharmaceuticals. She joined the Kenya UN Mission in New York, serving on the Economic and Financial Committee of the United Nations that worked on the post 2015 development agenda, a process led by the UN whose aim was to help define the future global development framework that succeeded the Millennium Development Goals.
After her bachelors in Kenya Carolyn worked with World Vision International, in Makueni, Kenya, overseeing projects, microfinance groups and volunteers. She gained additional experience, working with youth with HIV, their families and churches to mitigate spread of the disease in Nairobi through the Baptist Aids Response Agency.
Carolyn has also founded among other organizations the Upendo Women Alliance which brings together Kenyan Women living in the USA together for investment purposes and educational tours. The group recently visited Israel. The ladies have continued to invest towards their retirement and future education trips. Carolyn has also founded Mbaitu inc. a group that brings together the diaspora community from South Eastern Kenya living in the USA and Canada for networking, sharing of expertise, promoting talents among members, supporting each other and also building a bridge between the members and the counties for giving back, sharing expertise and resources. Mbaitu currently has 344 members.