Lydia Aluoch Akunja is a trainer and hotelier with over 8 years teaching experience in Hotel and Hospitality at several institutions of higher learning. Her research interests are in hospitality operations and management, events practice and management, hospitality facilities and property as well as contemporary issues in hospitality and events. Lydia has vast experience in handling of examinations at diploma and undergraduate levels as well as coordination of practical activities and events at the University. She is a member of the Tourism Professional Association and also a member of Heads of Housekeeping Professionals Association of Kenya.  She was part of the committee that saw the successful planning and execution of the visit by the French Ambassador to Kenya and South Sudan to Moi University. She has been accepted as a participant in the Women Leading Change (WLC) program facilitated and partly funded by the University of Dar Es Salaam Business School and The Amani Institute- Kenya.