November 21, 2023

DataCamp-Ishango.ai Scholarship Recipient: Sharonne Kemboi

1. Please share a bit about yourself and your background.
I’m Sharonne Vanessa Kemboi, based in Nairobi, Kenya, employed as a data analyst at Carlton Group International and its subsidiary, Carlton Realtors, operating across Australia and Kenya. With expertise in software engineering, graphic design, operational analysis, business, and data analytics, I’m passionate about ongoing learning and mentoring others. I aim to transition into AI or ML, which led me to begin my journey in data science with Ishango.ai.

2. What did you study, and how did you first become interested in data science?
After completing my bachelor’s in business information technology, I pursued certifications in software engineering, data science, cloud computing, and business analytics. My interest in data science grew during my tenure as a business analyst post-graduation, marking the start of my fascination with the world of data.

3. What has been your experience with the DataCamp-Ishango.ai scholarship so far?
The DataCamp-Ishango.ai scholarship has been truly transformative for me. It has significantly boosted my abilities in data manipulation, analysis, and presentation. Moreover, the opportunity to engage with passionate data enthusiasts and mentors has been invaluable, immensely contributing to my growth and understanding in this field.

4. What are your learning goals, and what do you hope to achieve through the DataCamp-Ishango scholarship?
The DataCamp-Ishango scholarship has been my gateway to seamlessly transition into AI and Machine Learning. This opportunity holds immense value, paving a path that’s both accessible and enriching. I see this as a guided journey, offering crucial tools to navigate the complexities of Artificial Intelligence. Beyond mastering technical skills, my goal is to grasp AI’s practical applications in real-world settings, aiming to harness data and tech for impactful global solutions. This scholarship is pivotal in equipping me with the expertise to innovate and tackle complex challenges.