Kyerewaa Boateng works with research scientists at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), University of Ghana, as the Community and Public Engagement Officer. She leads several initiatives that seek to bring science closer to the public.
She is passionate about STEM appreciation among girls, as well as global health issues, particularly infectious diseases, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), and culturally appropriate science communication in low-income settings.
Kyerewaa has been committed to lead scientists to engage with communities and estimate the level of COVID-19 exposure in Ghana. She is part of the team that has developed a hearing impairment toolkit that is engaging deaf students and their families to understand the genetics of deafness and research. She is also the founder of Girls Attain, a non-profit organisation that empowers girls in small scale mining communities, advocates for their sexual health, improves their livelihoods and makes them ambassadors of climate change.