Felician Clement Meza joined Ifakara Health Institute in 2013 as a research officer to work in the NIH funded project at Ifakara after a completion of his BSc. in applied Zoology from the University of Dar es Salaam. He has most recently been supporting work on malaria vector monitoring in southern Tanzania, primarily leading field teams and implementing entomological surveillance activities. Mr. Meza has excelled within the Institutes research community, and he demonstrates a very high level of organisation and enthusiasm. He adopts a team spirit, collaborating closely with colleagues and providing capacity building opportunities to junior officers in the group. He is also spearheading the GLP accreditation process of the Ifakara Health Institute facilities, for the Ifakara site. Moreover, Mr. Meza applies passion, creativity, and determination to managing field teams and engaging with rural communities.