In 2014, at age 25 she successfully passed the International Unlimited 2nd Mate License examination, making her the first female Marine Pilot in Kenya.
She is a First Officer at Celebrity Cruises Inc and Founder of Against the Tide, an online platform whose mission is to inspire and advocate for SDG 5 in the seafaring sector by sharing stories of female seafarers across the globe.
Marami holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nautical Science from Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Egypt, a Certificate in Maritime Studies from Hochschule Bremen in Germany and currently pursuing an MBA in Operations Management from the University of Nairobi.
“Working in a male-dominated industry has had its challenges, including earning the respect of senior management as a female professional. I have had those who have accepted me, helped me become better, and there have been some rejections that stung so hard I almost gave up, but overall I’d say I have certainly grown a thick skin,” said Elizabeth Marami.
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