PhD student Dorothy Kanini Mwanzia has worked as a part-time lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. Dorothy holds a master’s degree in applied Geophysics and more than five years of experience working in the exploration industry. She is the founder and the managing director of Doben Limited Company, which offers international geophysical services. She is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and currently part of the SEG-WNC where she was the 2019 co-chair of the SEG-WN students’ chapter.

Dorothy is currently doing research on carbon sequestration where specifically focuses on studying the Lamu basin in Kenya, which has been shown to possess both intrinsic and extrinsic properties that could qualify it as suitable for carbon storage projects. Dorothy is passionate about tackling the climate change crisis, one of the biggest global threats facing humanity now. In her free time, Dorothy loves volunteering, Working Out, and watching movies in a theatre.