Our Founder and Start

Although being born in England, the founder of Discovering East Africa, Emily Matthews, lived in England, Italy, Texas, California, China, and France as a child. Being given the opportunities to travel the world as a child though to an adult has always had the goal of encouraging all to travel and learn about the world through those experiences.

Emily Matthews first visited East Africa while completing her degree at University of Leeds in the UK. During her time at uni and the years to follow, she had the opportunity to work for non profits in the UK, USA, East Africa, and China.These experiences were a key part in the decision to start Discovering East Africa.

More recently Emily has completed a Masters in International Education and works as a teacher at an International Baccalaureate school in California as well as running Discovering East Africa.