Cynthia Musonye

Solar Engineer, Product Intelligence and Design

Nairobi, Kenya

Cynthia works on the development of KickStart’s Solar Pump to improve its durability, test performance, and design, in addition to collecting and analyzing data from farmer feedback. She started at KickStart as an intern through the recommendation of her university professor in Nairobi, where she graduated at the top of her class, and as one of only two women. Cynthia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Power Systems from the Technical University of Kenya.

Why KickStart?

“My work is extremely meaningful because both of my parents are farmers and in my village a lot of people need access to quality and affordable solar pumps to help in food production during the dry season. I hope to further my education in a part-time Masters Program in Renewable Energy, instilling more skills that will benefit KickStart’s product innovations and farming communities across Africa.”