Other interests: Participating in Black Student Union
How/why did you choose your major? Because it is one, interesting, and two, it is something that will help a lot of people by improving the living conditions of so many.
Tell us about some of your career aspirations. I am not sure yet but I want to get into bio robotics!
Do you have a favorite quote? “If life gives you lemonade, make lemon and let life say what” from Modern Family . It might sound ridiculous, but from all the things I have been through, there was never a chance for me to be where I am now, but here I am. I gave life lemons from lemonade.
What impact has ZF had on your academic and professional career thus far? It has helped me achieve something I never thought I could, like attending the University of Maine.
What is your relationship with your coach like? It is great, I get so much support and help from him.
What is something you love about your school? It gives me freedom to explore.
What hobbies/extracurriculars do you have? I am the secretary of the Black Student Union, which is something I am passionate about, helping black students to get enough support from the school since it is a PWI (Predominantly White Institution).
What drew you to the Zenie Foundation? It is the fact that education is very valued which is something I value myself.
Tell us about a time you made yourself proud. I am really proud of the academic achievement from my last academic year.
Who is a role model for you? I look up to my mother who achieved so much from a very conservative and patriarchal society in Burundi, which inspires the feminist side of me.