BEATRICE WAMBUI BIOGRAPHY
My name is Wambui. I know you are probably asking, “yeah, but what’s her real name?” and my answer to you, my beautiful friend, is: Wambui. I am named after my beautiful CuCu and I intend in carrying her name for as long as I can. I am studying psychology and philosophy at Central Washington University, because I believe the best way to serve others is to understand them. Finding myself on one side of privilege as well as the other side of oppression, has taught me to use every chance I can get to make someone else’s life better. Due to that, I grew an interest in raising awareness about human trafficking in Kenya, but I had no idea how.
I recently got information about MKUSA and found that it might be a good way to merge my love for people and strive to self-improvement. To be completely honest, what sold me was the phone conversation I shared with one of the founders of the pageant. Hearing their passion for creating a safe space for Kenyan Americans to freely express and represent our homeland made me feel like I found the right fit. My experience within our Kenyan community and American society has always tugged at me from polar sides, and this pageant strives to bring the two together. I am looking forward to gaining more confidence in myself and learning more about our culture! Lets celebrate together!