2021 Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Cecil Chikezie, MEng ’22 (BioE)

Cecil Chikezie on UC Berkeley’s Campus.

How did your personal background lead you to your area of study?

Cecil working with briquettes for EcoMakaa.

What does it personally mean to you to be a Mastercard Foundation scholar?

Cecil Chikezie and Mastercard Foundation Scholars

One of the eligibility criteria for the scholarship is “Having expressed the desire and intention to return to your home country after completing your studies.” How do you envision your Berkeley experience and the MEng degree supporting this?

“By interacting and sharing ideas with students and faculty here, I will develop a more global view which is integral in coming up with solutions to current problems in Kenya, and in Africa as a whole.”

What are your professional goals?

What are some of your hobbies and passions?

Is there something you are currently working on that you would like to share?

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