kelly shunje

Kelly Shunje

PhD candidate in Chemistry
From Zimbabwe
Pronouns: she/her/hers



Why I chose K-State:

I was attracted to K-State because of the warm responses I received from the Chemistry graduate program coordinator and departmental office staff during the application process. Most importantly, being at K-State gives me a chance to conduct research in the field I am passionate about, at an institution with excellent facilities, under the guidance of remarkable scholars.

What I enjoy about Manhattan, KS

I like the peace and quiet in Manhattan. The slow-paced environment works for me; it calms my spirit.

Previous education:

  • Master of Applied Science in Chemistry from Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Chemistry from Cape Peninsula University of Technology

About me:

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • African Student Union member
  • Graduate Students in Chemistry member
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon Chapter (PLU) member
  • Enjoys nature walks, hiking, watching documentaries and cooking shows, and trying new foods
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