Naikena Mutulili

Natasha Large

17 years old, attending Cardiff University, UK. Naikena was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2018. 

Naikena is studying towards a BSc in Neuroscience at Cardiff University. She achieved A-level grades of A*AB (Chemistry, Biology, Maths), was Deputy Head Girl at Brookhouse Secondary School, and has previously served as a School Prefect, House Captain and head of the library committee. She has also mentored year 11 students. She was a member of the basketball U17 team, played violin in the school orchestra, and participated in verse-speaking and debating. She also completed the President’s Award Scheme Kenya – Gold, and delivered a TEDx talk.

Naikena’s citizenship engagement includes winning the King Constantine Medal; attending her school’s Kajiado Service Learning Project where she taught children arts and crafts through a hands-on approach; and participating in the Big Build project in Vietnam through Round Square, where she helped build a dam. Naikena also voluntarily ran exam prep club at school.

Naikena’s mother is a freelance speaker, trainer and consultant.



Beacon Workshop Participation

As a new Beacon Scholar, Naikena was invited to speak about a service activity at the Beacon Leadership Symposium 2018. She did this with her younger sister Shakinar, also a Beacon Scholar.