Tele is a Horticulture Fellow passionate about translating evidence-based nutritional research into action through innovations, policies, programmes, and advocacy. A nutrition researcher at Wageningen University & Research, she works on a project on sustainable and alternative nutrient- dense food sources.
Her study specifically assesses the absorption of zinc from edible insects in young children. Prior to this she worked with Choices International Foundation, conducting studies on the prevention of the double burden of malnutrition in low and middle income countries. A budding entrepreneur in the sustainable health and wellness space, Tele recently completed a course on Greentech Businesses in Kenya, hosted by Future Females Business School and UK-Kenya Tech hub. She holds an MSc in Nutrition and Health from Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and a BSc in Biomedicine from Pearson Institute (South Africa).