Dr. Mwashungi holds a Degree of Medicine (2010) and a Master of Medicine in Haematology and Blood Transfusion (2017) from the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania. Currently, she is working as a hematologist at Temeke Regional Referral Hospital where she is the head of the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion. She is also an honorary lecturer at MUHAS, teaching and supervising both undergraduates and postgraduates students in the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion. She is a research fellow in the Sickle Cell Programme and a member of the Standards of Care working group Sickle Pan African Research Consortium (SPARCO) Tanzania. She is interested in research on hemolytic anemia.