Sophia Yiega is the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Women Educational Researchers of Kenya (WERK) since 2015. She is a Council Member of the Tom Mboya University. Has served in similar capacity in Taita Taveta and Dedan Kimathi Universities. She has over twenty five years of experience in the education sector in Kenya, ten of which with the Government and the others with International NGOs. She is undertaking Doctor of Philosophy
Degree (PHD) in Educational Psychology at Mount Kenya University, she holds a B.ED Degree (Geography and History). and M.ED (Psychology) from Kenyatta University.
Sophia has held several positions in different International organizations; an Education Advisor for SNV Netherlands Development organization, Education Coordinator with Care International at Daadab Refugee Camp, Capacity Building facilitator for Concern Worldwide and a Community Development Facilitator for Action Aid International. Mrs. Yiega once served as a Zonal Inspector of Schools for the Ministry of Education based in Thika division. She taught as a graduate teacher in Secondary Schools. Sophia has several publications with international journals in her name.