Caroline Jebitok was born in Kenya. In 2007, she obtained her Economics Degree with a first class honors from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Her bachelor’s research paper took an international perspective of investment on the Kenyan Economy where the impact of trade and investment on the economy were analyzed. After the first degree, through the University of Nairobi, Jebitok was then awarded the Japanese Sasakawa masters scholarship as a recognition for her high academic excellence. She then enrolled for the program in 2008 and graduated with the masters in Economics (2010) from the University of Nairobi. Being influenced by international trade issues throughout the program, Jebitok’s masters research paper focused on the exports and the exchange rate.
In the past she has worked with the National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development as a research assistant. She has also worked with the National bank of Kenya dealing with currency exchange rates. Currently Jebitok works in the Kenyan government at the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 as a development officer. As working at the ministry helped Ms. Jebitok deepen in economic policy and the impact of international trade on development, she thought that joining the IELPO program is nothing but a perfect complement. As a development officer, she interacts with various donor-funded projects and the role that the international fraternity plays in a country’s economy.
Jebitok is more interested in the international trade negotiations and economic diplomacy and finds IELPO as a vital avenue.Jebitok was enrolled into the IELPO programme under the WTO Chairs Program/University of Barcelona scholarship. Jebitok is fluent in English and Kalenjin which is her native language.