Professor Judy Wakhungu ’83 has been nominated for Cabinet Secretary of Environment, Water, and Natural Resources in the Kenya Government.

Judy has been known for her many firsts including first woman geologist in the Ministry of Energy and Regional Development, where her duties entailed exploring for geothermal energy in Kenya's Rift Valley, first female petroleum geologist in the National Oil Corporation of Kenya, first female faculty member in the University of Nairobi's department of geology, and recently, executive director of the first Africa think-tank (African Centre for Technology Studies) on the application of science and technology to the environment.