Scientist, National Museums of Kenya
Philista has a PhD in Dry Land Resources Management. Her main interest is in Biodiversity Conservation with vast experience in Avian Research. She has worked as a Research Scientist for the past 15 years at the National Museums of Kenya and is in charge of developing and implementing plans for Bird Research and Conservation Projects. Her areas of focus include Avian Ecology, Biodiversity and Species Monitoring with great expertise in employing incentive-based mechanisms to promote species conservation in key ecosystems. She is also an Environmental Consultant with experience in Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing for Energy projects mainly wind and solar energy, gas and oil projects.