Mengnjo Mary Nyuylem is from Bamkika’ai, Kumbo (Cameroon). She is a member of the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis. After two years of community service at the Shisong convent farm, she completed a bachelor's in curriculum studies in geography. She taught at Regina Pacis Comprehensive College, Nkar (Kumbo) for three years, and served as principal there for four years. Presently she is working in Nigeria with displaced persons from Cameroon.