Ms. Omondo graduated from Kenyatta University in Kenya with a bachelor of science degree in biotechnology. While a student, she interned at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) collecting and analyzing tissue samples relating to communicable diseases. She also assisted in providing HIV/AIDS education for her school and the surrounding community. After graduation, she worked for Barclays Bank (a multinational corporation) and for a law firm in Houston. However, when Rice’s new program track in Bioscience Research and Health Policy became available, Dorine decided to continue her education related to health and environmental policy with a special focus on developing countries. She plans to study how research practices and scientific knowledge is applied in public health policies. A graduate degree from Rice University will provide her the training she needs to pursue a career at the intersections between biosciences, research and policy. Dorine interned with UT School of Public Health and followed her husband to Savannah, GA after graduation.