Student Corner: Marion Njoroge
Nov. 1, 2011
- Third year nurse anesthesia student
Marion Njoroge is a native of Kenya who came to the United States in 2001 after graduating high school. She attended Texas Women's University where she received a bachelor's degree in nursing. She will graduate from BCM this December, after which she will begin her career as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Her mission is to utilize the education she received at BCM to serve others who are less fortunate. She hopes to help provide anesthesia services on surgical missions in developing countries around the world. Njoroge's goal is to one day go on a mission with Medicins sans Frontiers, an international organization for medical humanitarian aid.
In 2010, Njoroge started "Project Cerugi," which raises funds to provide free kindergarten education for poor children in her hometown. Thus far through the project, she has been able to send 12 children to kindergarten for two years and she plans to expand the project in the coming year.
Njoroge is also involved as a student mentor with the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Program, an organization that seeks to increase minority recruitment in the field.