John Manners - Founder

John was born and educated in the US, but spent part of his childhood in Kenya and returned there as a Peace Corps teacher in the early 1970s. A journalist by profession, he spent 18 years as a writer and editor in various branches of Time Inc., and maintained his connection with Kenya by developing a sideline covering the exploits of its runners. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Harvard University and a Masters Degree from Columbia University.


Alan Davidson - Executive Director

Alan has been with the KenSAP team since 2016. He is a lawyer by training and before KenSAP, he handled legal matters for early-stage American technology companies. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a Bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Michigan.


Connor Cobb - Program Manager

Connor has been working with bright Kenyan students applying to school in the United States of America since 2016. Before KenSAP, he worked briefly as a volunteer with a college access program in Wenchi, Ghana. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with honors from Wesleyan University (class of 2018).