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Sr. Esther Wambui Gitee, ASNDoctoral Scholarship Program Participant - Kenya
Sr. Esther is a Kenyan sister of the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi, was selected as a doctoral scholarship recipient for a pilot initiative through the ASEC’s Scholarship Program beginning in 2020. Sr. Esther is pursuing a Ph.D. in Financial Management from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Kenya.
She earned her MBA in 2019, also from CUEA.
Her current research examines the effect policies (e.g. financing, investment, cash management, and risk management) have on health institutions managed by the Catholic Church in Kenya. Sr. Esther was drawn to the field of finance after observing a need in her own and other congregations for stronger financial planning and management policies.
She understands earning a Ph.D. is a way to help her congregation, as well as to support other congregations struggling financially. When describing herself, Sr. Esther uses words such as “proactive,” “logical,” and “focused.” She enjoys hobbies including music, reading and teaching.
In addition to her current studies, Sr. Esther teaches business studies and catholic religious education classes at Maryhill Girls High School in Thika, Kenya and serves as their business coordinator. She is also an adjunct finance lecturer at CUEA.