Meet Trish

Name: Trish Kanana

Age: 25

From: Kenya but also lived and studied in Malaysia

Studied: Industrial Design

Works at: AB3D

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a neurosurgeon, then an aerospace engineer.

What are your hobbies?

I like painting, travelling, visiting the beach, baking – carrot cake is my favourite, running – I’m training for a half marathon, and writing poetry – I have a blog www.itrishpoetry.wordpress.com.

What is your favourite food?

Sushi.

Who has been inspirational in your life?

Jason Silva – I flew from Malaysia to Australia to go and hear him speak and I got to meet him. He was so happy that I flew all that way to see him and he wanted a selfie with me.

What is your favourite colour?

Grey – I love it so much that I buy things I don’t really need just because they are grey.

What is your favourite animal?

The falcon – I have a weird obsession with that bird.

“I was given an award for innovation in my university final year project – I created a prototype drone that could be used for surveillance in national parks for forest fires, poaching prevention or rare animal tracking.”

Where is your favourite place?

Bali – I am always telling people that they should go and visit.

What was your favourite subject at school?

Literature.

What would your alternative career have been?

I would have been a poet.

What languages do you speak?

English, swahili and meru.

What is an interesting fact about you?

I was born left handed but I was forced to change.

I have huge stage fright but when I was at high school I used to recite french poems in front of large audiences.

When I was a little girl I used to fall over a lot and the doctors realised I had a severe calcium deficiency. I underwent lots of treatment and now being able to train for a half marathon is a big deal for me.

I am very philosophical and often sit and wonder about the meaning of life.

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