Tshinde Isabel Matos

2018 Fellow from Mozambique

Tshinde Isabel Matos has more than four years’ experience in community development in the health sector and has consistently contributed toward sustainable development. Tshinde is currently the founder and owner of Chiffon Bakery, a bakery and cooking school in Mozambique. She was previously project manager for MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she helped provide improved screening, diagnosis, and treatment of HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer through cost-effective and innovative technologies. She also worked at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, where she served as a liaison between the government, local businesses, and civil society on an initiative to transform food systems to deliver more nutritious foods to all people. Tshinde is completing her master’s degree in Project Management at Sussex University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Johannesburg. She is passionate about fostering Africa’s sustainable development through science, research, and management. Tshinde credits the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders with enabling her cross-continental academic journey and experience, which vastly improved her leadership skills. She intends to continue contributing to the sustainable delivery of projects by channeling her efforts to translate science into innovative opportunities for society.

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