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Soraya Walli

Master of Environmental Management 2022
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My name is Soraya Walli, and I am from Mombasa, Kenya.
Since my graduation, I have been working in bringing clean energy to communities across Sub Saharan Africa and the Caribbean’s. I have spent the last two years building mini-grids (off grid solar energy solutions) to connect rural villages to electricity in a number of countries in East and West Africa.
I decided to return to university to complete my Masters at the Yale School of Environment because I noticed that the energy sector across Africa needed growth, specialized knowledge and empowered local young professionals to fill the current gaps that exist. The Masters in Environmental Management degree at Yale is a stepping stone for me to convert my vision into an applicable and implementable solution that can be used as building blocks for African countries that aim to bypass industrial growth reliant on greenhouse gasses emissions into nations that are economically and environmentally restorative and self-sufficient