Ruth Chamangwana was born and raised in Malawi. She is a science teacher who attained a Bachelor of Education Science degree from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. She has served in two teaching positions which have given her a chance to contextualize abstract scientific concepts that learners usually find difficulties grasping. During her teaching practice, Ruth served as a mentor to girls that loathed science subjects and provided remedial classes that helped more than 60% of her students to pass exceptionally well in their exams. She worked as a Program Facilitator for World Learning as her country hosted the Women in Science Camp, in 2017. She is a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellowship alumna and has skills that will accelerate her drive towards empowering girls to pursue education and equip them with scientific skills that will give them an edge over their male peers.