Under the Microscope

Stephanie Okeyo

2021

Stephanie Okeyo is a Microbiologist and Science Communicator. She is the founder of Under the Microscope (UtM), a non-profit organization advancing science and innovation infrastructure in Africa by leveraging Education, Societal engagement and Research. UtM initiated Creatives For Science, a community at the core of strengthening an inclusive and diverse science communication and engagement in our society.

Some of Stephanie’s previous professional roles include being the Ambassador of Women in Science, East Africa, and the Representative to the United Nations office, Geneva, at the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT). She is a council member of the Female Genital Mutilation to STEM initiative and an advisory board member of AfricArXiv. In 2019, during the Africa Science Week, she was listed as one of Under 30: Breaking Barriers Women in STEM, and is a 2021 Zuri STEM category nominee.

Stephanie is passionate about empowering young girls and being a voice for gender equality in Science and Technology. Through her work at Under the Microscope, Stephanie is committed to providing collective leadership to drive UtM’s mission and building an African scientific landscape that transforms lives and provides equal opportunities and benefits for every human being.