Team
June Odongo

June Odongo is a Kenyan-born software engineer residing in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

She joined EMC in 2005 where she worked in several engineering capacities and also as Product Manager. June founded the ZOO Memorial Foundation in 2008 in memory of her late father, Eng. Zephaniah Owidi Odongo.

She is also a member of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UNGAID) network.

Nelly Odongo

Nelly Odongo is the Managing Trustee of The ZOO Memorial Foundation. She is responsible for the Foundation's operations.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a specialisation in Human Resource Management from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a Certificate in Project Management Monitoring & Evaluation.

She has over three years’ experience in human resource management and administration from market research and business process outsourcing firms, and ten years’ experience in non-profit management. 

She has planned and implemented the Foundation's projects since 2008.

Diana Gikunju

Diana is a Trustee of The ZOO Memorial Foundation. She is a Kenyan-born scientist residing in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Clark University at Worcester and a Masters degree in Biology from Brown University.

At Pfizer Inc., where she worked for 10 years, she developed screening technologies across a broad spectrum of disease areas in high throughput screening. Since joining X-Chem Inc. in 2011, a small DNA-encoded library company, she has supported and led collaborative projects resulting in discovery of multiple lead compounds to a variety of therapeutic targets. She also has applied both in vitro and biophysical assays to determine binding moiety of compounds with an aim of enabling programs in collaborative efforts.