Ms. Mutia reported to KMFRI, Mombasa Centre on 14 th August 2017following her appointment as an Assistant Research Officer (Physical
Oceanography) under the department of Oceanography andHydrography. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from
the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Moreover, she was enrolled under internship program for two years at KMFRI;
during this period, she gained vast experience and hands on skills ininstrumentation and maintenance of research equipment. Before joining KMFRI, she served as a Physics and Mathematics Teacher at Kianda School in Nairobi.
Damaris’s main areas of interest are operational oceanography, data analysis and modelling, instrumentation and research cruises.