Schilder Ominde holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Nairobi. She has an extensive background in the nonprofit sector. She has worked with various organizations including the United Nations Population Fund, where she actively advanced gender equality and human rights initiatives. She has served as a development communication specialist at the John Hopkins Program for International Education Gynecology and Obstetrics, where she supported the Advocacy and Accountability Collaborative under the USAID Momentum Country and Global Leadership. Her work centered around building the capacity of local organizations to deliver evidence-based maternal, newborn, voluntary family planning, and reproductive healthcare.
Schilder is passionate about global health, health equity, and impactful policy implementation. Her primary focus is on advancing women’s and children’s health and promoting gender equity through policy advocacy. Schilder firmly believes in the transformative power of evidence-based policies to improve community health outcomes.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Schilder is an active member of a community-driven program dedicated to empowering young girls through education, mentorship, and life skills training in the slum areas of Nairobi. She is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship.