Emily Irungu



Nonprofit and Community Leadership

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Emily Njoki Irungu is a Ph.D. Student and a Doctoral Assistant at James Madison University in the School of Strategic Leadership Studies. Her research interests incorporate leadership, philanthropy, donor retention and non-profit organizations. She is an MBA graduate with a concentration in Finance from United States International University (USIU)Africa, a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Nairobi University in Kenya and holds a certified public accounting qualification in part I and II. She previously worked as a Finance Assistant at the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid Spain.

Research Interests
  • Functionality of youth service nonprofit organizations
  • Youth entrepreneurship
  • Nonprofit finance
  • Donor retention
  • Nonprofit leadership
Degrees Held
  • M.B.A., United States International University of Africa
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Nairobi

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