MARION BAKHOYA BIOGRAPHY
Marion Bakhoya is a personal trainer and PhD student at Columbia University in New York, NY. Her research focus on creating innovative strategies to help children be physically active to support healthy development. As a student leader, Marion was president of the African Student Union at her university. Marion is also an active member of the American College of Sports medicine, the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. In addition to being a student and fitness entrepreneur, Marion is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children. Marion has supported causes for children in Kenya, such as volunteering in the pediatric cancer ward at the Kenyatta Nairobi Hospital. Marion is interested in how adverse childhood experiences impact children’s wellbeing, and believes that all children deserve to have healthy start in life. From her passion, Marion founded her organization own organization called, “Lift Kids Up,” to have a positive impact on the life of children. The mission of her organization is to support the wellbeing of children through sports, exercise, and physical activity. Children around the world need safe, and affordable play environments that allow them to be physically, socially, and mentally healthy. Marion is entering this pageant so that with this platform she may promote innovative and effective strategies that allows children to live healthy lives.
Name: Marion Bakhoya, M.S.
Institution: Columbia University, New York, NY
Major: Applied Physiology
Platform: Children’s Health