AFAM - PERSON OF THE MONTH
Name: Jacqueline Muthoni MBUGUA
Arrival in Japan
April 2016 (Spring). A season where the beautiful Cherry tree flowers blossom. These flowers are popularly known as ‘Sakura’ in Japan.
Course of study
I am a PhD student, major: Hydrology and my research is examining the impact of irrigation on inland lakes water balance using remote sensing.
Experience in Japan
It has been a lovely experience full of adventure, learning new skills, knowledge building, wider traveling and making new friends who are like a second family to me. At first, my research was a bit challenging because I needed to learn how to code for my research and I had no background knowledge whatsoever in programming. I didn’t know this was a skill I’d require and I was skeptical about it. However, I am glad that I put in the effort because programming has been quite handy especially when processing large amounts of data. Additionally, because of my research, I have had the opportunity to travel around for both conferences and field research.
I like watching movies, listening to Broadway musical cast albums and gardening. I have a small herb garden on my roof!