Edi Was Born In Kenya
Edi Gathegi was born to parents John N' Gathegi and Anne Wanja Gathegi in Kenya. Edi spent some childhood there before the family relocated to the USA.
His father and mother married on January 1, 1977. After being blessed with three kids, they moved to San Francisco, California, and raised their kids there.
After spending a few years in California, they moved to Florida, where Edi and his siblings were raised.
Edi Father John Is A University Professor
John Gathegi is a professor of Information Law and Policy at the University of Florida. He has been working as a professor for more than a decade.
He did his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the United States International University in Nairobi. John has a degree from one of the most precious universities in California.
When they moved to California, he went to the University of Califonia, Berkeley, and did his Master's degree in Political Science from 1987 to 1988. He also did his Ph.D. in Information Studies at UC Berkeley and graduated in 1990.
John's first job after graduation was working as an Assistant Professor at Florida State University from 19990 to 1993.
After working there for three years, he returned to UC Berkeley and took a JD in Law in 1996. After his graduation, he started working as an Attorney at one of the law firms in Oakland for two years.
In 1998, he left the law firm and became a Dean of the Humanities and Social Science Divisions at Merrit College till 2002. He then started working as an Associate Professor in Florida.
John even spent his teaching journey outside of the USA. From March 2013 to 2014, he worked as a Visiting Professor at the Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey.
At the same time, he was also a Visiting Professor at the Vietnam National University-University of Social Sciences and Humanities.
He has been working as a Director at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida from 2007 to 2009.
John has also worked as a Professor at the University of South Florida since August 2007 and is still a part of it.
Anne Wanja Gathegi
Edi's mother, Anne Gathegi, passed away last year in October 2022 due to the brief illness that she had been going through.
While she was in her hometown in Kenya, she used to work as a teacher at St Anne's School. She started working after she completed high school at Equator Girls High School.
After completing high school, she also worked as a Salesperson at Kimathi Emporium.
Anne was an active member of the Kenya Christian Fellowship when her family was in California. She received an AA for early childhood development from Peralta Community College and decided to join UC Berkeley later.
At UC Berkeley, she did her Bachelor's in Social Work, and after her graduation, she spent most of her career in the teaching field before finally retiring in the year 2020.
She had great faith in her religion and was always loved for her caring nature.
She had been married to her husband John for 45 years before passing away while surrounded by her loved ones.