Posted: February 1, 2020

Maureen Kahiu recently joined the Turfgrass Management lab where she will complete her M.S. degree on dollar spot resistance to DMI fungicides.


  1. MS Agronomy: Jan 2020-present, The Pennsylvania State University
  2. BS Environmental Horticulture and Landscaping Technology: 2012-2016, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Maureen Kahiu is a Masters student from Nairobi, Kenya. Her main interest is in turfgrass pathology.

She acquired her undergraduate degree at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja-Kenya. She has previously worked in the golf course industry as an intern, assistant and eventually a golf course superintendent at Vet Lab Sports' Club. Additionally, she is an R&A level two certified golf rules official.

Professional Background

Graduate Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University Jan2020-Present
Golf Course Superintendent, Vet Lab Sports' Club, Nairobi 2018 and 2019
Assistant golf course superintendent, Vet Lab Sports' Club, Nairobi-2017
Researcher, Muthaiga Golf Club Fall 2015 to Spring 2016
Golf course intern-Summer 2015
Landscaping intern at Homes and Natures, Nairobi, Summer 2014