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Karungari Wachira

People and Partnerships Director

Karungari is a values-driven development professional with over ten years’ experience working in private and not-for-profit sectors. She has deep experience in education development, policy and advocacy across East Africa, as well as program development, capacity building and instructional coaching.

Karungari is responsible for managing Tiny Totos’ field operations and exploring new partner
opportunities to expand our remit and sector impact.

Prior to Tiny Totos, Karungari worked at Adam Smith International managing DFID-funded regional education projects and at Nova Pioneer as an Associate Dean of Learning and Instruction. She also consulted for UNICEF during the post-2015 Development Agenda. 


Karungari holds a Master of Arts (MA) in International and Comparative Education from Columbia University, a Master of Education (MEd) in Prevention Science from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Education and French from Bucknell University.

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