Dickens has Master’s Degrees in Applied Economics and Natural Resources from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Nutrition and Dietetics from Egerton University in Kenya. He previously worked with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as Intergenerational Project Coordinator for Human Rights in five countries. After graduate school, he developed interest in Data Analytics and worked for Charter Spectrum, a telecommunication company, as a Data Scientist, and Facebook as a Data Quality Analyst. In his free time, he likes doing charity work in the community, traveling and getting involved in environmental conservation activities. He also enjoys playing soccer and field hockey.