Nina Chung founder and treasurer travels between Malindi, Kenya and Ottawa, Canada. She is the main hands on management of ELIMU projects in Kenya. ELIMU is her full-time work and she offers it on a fully volunteer basis. Prior to this, she spent eight years comanaging Savvy marketing, a professional marketing consultancy that worked mainly in youth and student market.
As a founding partner at Savvy, she handled all aspects of the business. Nina also work as marketing director at Hostelling International – Canada (formally Canadian Hosteling association) where she developed promotions and programs targeting youth and universities to student markets across North America, Europe and Pacific. Nina has a degree in anthropology from the University of Western Ontario, along with English and French she speaks German and Swahili. While in Ottawa, she volunteered at her church working with the disabled community, supporting refugees and tutoring and mentoring at risk youth. Into thousand four, she left Savvy Marketing for a two-year volunteer posting in Kenya. The work of ELIMU began during that time with a small step of paying school fees for two young boys.