About Me

Digital media aficionado committed to helping brands engage efficiently for higher profits and publicity.

Wandia has designed a career that combines a long term interest in global emerging markets with enthusiasm for adventure, fascination with science and passion for people. She has worked in the sales divisions of two major corporations, Medtronic Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company and serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations, Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access and Heroes Against Diabetes in Africa (HADIA). She successfully launched several social media initiatives, including a pioneering pilot utilizing high-touch, low-cost technology to increase productivity and retention with the Gen Y. She spent her formative years working at Maji Mazuri Center, a multifaceted, micro-enterprise and social empowerment program in sub-saharan Africa and was a teen delegate at many global, multicultural conferences. She is currently focused on the advancement of entrepreneurs and professionals by providing access to top tips and tools in this exciting era of rapidly evolving cutting-edge technology. Her specialties include strategic development in mobile applications, digital technology utilization and social media marketing.

Skills

  • Laboratory: Micropipetting, Extensive use of Gas chromatography and Rotovap. Experience with  Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, FTIR, UV-Vis and Mass Spectrometry
  • Language:  Conversational and written skills in English, Kiswahili and Kikuyu
  • Computer skills:  Proficiency in windows, Microsoft office, Linux. CaChe, MS Frontpage,  Dreamweaver, Java, C++, Javascript and HTML Web designing

Work History

Work History
2005 - Present

Insulin Pump Specialist

Medtronic MiniMed
  • Acted as liaison with field-sales representatives, patients, doctors, and insurance companies.
  • Maintain assigned territory customer base and increase interest in MMM Diabetes products.
  • Primary corporate customer contact - capture, record, maintain and update customer activities. Built and managed relationships with health care providers and guided patients through process of obtaining insulin pumps while overcoming objections in selling process.
2003 - 2010

Senior Director, Project Development

Vfirefly.com
  • Develop and manage detailed execution project plans to create personalized content
  • Research, gather input, evaluate technology, justify expenditure and establish monetization strategy
  • Develop audience strategy and framework for business management based on user metrics and analysis of usage patterns, collaborating with partners to develop and execute strategic initiatives to accelerate growth across portfolio
2006 - 2009

Pharmaceutical Representative

Eli Lilly and Company
  • Achieved Top 5% Sales performance
  • Consistently exceeded Viagra market share with Urology Specialty
  • Led team in pioneering digital pilot project designed to increase representatives’ productivity
  • Developed and executed strategic business plans to promote diabetes care products to healthcare professionals, coordinating with partners to achieve steady sales growth
2002 - 2005

Transitional Housing Coordinator

Andrew's House (Community based Transitional Housing Program for the Homeless and Temporarily Displaced)
  • Provide voluntary assistance to residents in Transitional Housing Program and patrons of House 
  • Received extensive training to assist resident families in stressful transition to get their lives back together. Training included education in dealing with psychological issues and suicide contemplation, and communication with residents
  • Network with partner churches to ensure the material needs of the transitional housing residents, such as food, gas money, clothing e.t.c. are met.

Education

Education

Executive Leadership Suite

UCLA Anderson School of Management

Leadership: Stories from the Inside, Mentorship, Personal and Professional Development, Conversations About Power, Career by Design, Dance of Leadership, Marketing to Niche Communities, Team Leadership, Building Trust, Tools for Innovative Management 

Edison College

Course Work:

Java, C++

Computer Applications

Javascript (web designing) 

Chemistry Major Philosophy Minor

Course work:

Chemistry (with honors lab),  Writing Seminar, Logic, Economic Systems, Cell Biology (honors), Ethnobotany (honors),  Marketing and Management,  Nonfiction Writing Workshop, Books that Changed Lives (honors)), Anatomy a& Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Advanced Topics in Organic  and Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Advanced Study in Analytical methods, Physical Chemistry

Activities, Interest, Hobbies