Following a career teaching English Literature in the Italian national high school system, in 2001 she joined the IAP Secretariat (IAP- the global network of science academies) to provide secretarial and administrative assistance. Since 2004 she has also been responsible for the administration of the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) Secretariat. The office is hosted in TrIeste, Italy by TWAS – the world academy of sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries. Ms. Kareithi’s duties include assisting in the organization of conferences and meetings, dissemination of information regarding projects and funding opportunities, collaboration in the selection of participants for IAP and IAMP projects aimed at young physicians and young scientists. She holds a Degree in Translation (English, Italian & French) awarded by the University of Trieste, Italy.