Patience Chungu is a natural resource manager with over ten years of experience in the field of aquaculture research. Currently, Patience is an aquaculture research officer at the National Aquaculture Research and Development Centre under the Department of Fisheries, Zambia. Patience focuses on developing technologies and generating information for fisheries´ development through training and research. Patience holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Aquaculture from Curtin University-Australia. Patience has a passion for equitable and sustainable utilization of natural resources and hopes to contribute to poverty and hunger alleviation one household at a time. After the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Patience intends to focus on policy formulation and project implementation, to create platforms for youth, girls, and women to pursue leadership roles, positions of influence in society, and science as a profession.