Cosmas is a co-founder of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya. He began working with the project as a Senior Research Assistant in 2002. His work included staff supervision, programme development, research and analysis and compiling reports among other administrative duties.
Cosmas was the Nationwide Cheetah Survey Logistics Consultant at Action for Cheetahs in Kenya since January 2019 until his appointment as Assistant Director in January 2020.
Cosmas has a Bachelor of Science from Dr. B. R Ambedkar University in India and a Master of Science degree in Ecology and Systematic Zoology from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Prior to working with ACK, Cosmas volunteered with the Kenya Wildlife Service (2001 - 2002) gaining valuable experience in conducting aerial wildlife counts, mapping, and vegetation surveys. From 2015 - 2018 Cosmas was a lecturer at Northeastern University in Kitui before returning to work full time with ACK as the National Cheetah Survey Logistics Consultant. In January 2019 Cosmas took his current role as Assistant Director. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in a climate change-related topic involving wildlife and rural communities.