Shiro, Master's in International Policy ('23)

Shiro Wachira

  • Master's in International Policy Class of 2023


Shiro comes to Stanford after 5 years working in social impact and international development in the United States as well as across East Africa. Most recently, she worked with GiveDirectly, supporting systems’ improvements and operations across their programs as Chief of Staff for International Programs. Prior to that, she was a manager on the internal consulting team at One Acre Fund where she led multiple global talent and change management projects. Shiro is passionate about sustainable, community-led development and is interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of climate resilience and development. She is particularly interested in agriculture, food systems, and urban adaptations to climate change. Shiro graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago (AB ‘16) with a degree in philosophy. Immediately after graduating, she served as a public service fellow with a New York based charity through University of Chicago’s competitive Shriver Public Service Fellowship program.