Kiki Swanson, The Samburu Project Board Secretary

Falling in love with Africa at the age of 7…

Kiki has always dreamed of working for an organization that helps people in that area of the world. However, it was a trip to Tanzania in 2013 that really pushed her to pursue her dream. Kiki began working for TSP in early 2015. Wearing a variety of hats in the office, she worked on planning events, tracking donations and donors, managing interns and volunteers, coordinating programs on the ground with our team in Kenya and so much more at TSP HQ. Kiki became a public face for The Samburu Project, speaking on behalf of the organization, spreading awareness of our work and recruiting ever increasing groups of interns, volunteers, and donors.

Working with the team on the ground and knowing we are changing people's lives is the most gratifying part of Kiki's involvement with TSP. After leaving her role as Grants and Program Manager at TSP to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Kiki joined the board in the summer of 2018 to continue her passion for the work we are doing in Kenya.

Kiki received her B.A in Integrative Physiology from The University of Colorado Boulder (Go Buffs!) and a Master’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Colorado Denver. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree from Boston University in Global Health Program Design, Monitoring, & Evaluation and Infectious Disease.