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Zipporah Iregi is a challenger in the Nursing Now Challenge Committee and a board member of the Royal Youth Mentorship Program in Kenya. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) in 2021. Following her passion for nursing leadership and mentorship, she served as the first vice chairperson for Kenya Students and Novice Nurses (KESNNUR), a chapter under the National Nurses Association of Kenya, where she coordinated mentorship, leadership training, and professional development programs for young nurses in Kenya. She was also a global associate in the Global Leadership Development Program for the North Ireland Nightingale Challenge.
She has worked as a nursing officer intern at the Kitui County Referral Hospital and as a volunteer nurse at Kerugoya Medical Center, where she provided care to patients in different departments. Zipporah is passionate about the development of her community and has been involved in various projects such as sanitary towel drives, blood donation campaigns, and COVID-19 initiatives (distributing hand sanitizer and soap to children's homes and families). She served as a county ambassador (Kirinyaga) with the Global Peace Foundation – Kenya, promoting peace initiatives and entrepreneurial youth development in Kirinyaga County, Kenya. Zipporah was also crowned Miss Universe International Kenya 2020/2021.