Stephanie Nyombayire '08 Honored by Rwanda's First Lady

Alisa Giardinelli

Stephanie Nyombayire '08
Honored by Rwanda's First Lady

by Alisa Giardinelli
01/23/2008

Stephanie Nyombayire '08

Stephanie spoke at the ceremony, where she was recognized for  co-founding the Genocide Intervention Network.

 

Last month, Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame (right) honored Stephanie Nyombayire '08 as a Young Rwandan Woman Achiever in a ceremony that launched her Imbuto Foundation, designed to encourage innovation and hard work among Rwandan women and reward young women who have shown exceptional resilience to develop themselves and others. Stephanie, a political science major and psychology minor from Kigali, Rwanda, was recognized for co-founding the Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net) to address the situation in Darfur.

In addition to her work with GI-Net, Stephanie has reported on the Darfur crisis from the Chad-Sudan border with MTV and testified before the Texas Senate Commission, which unanimously passed Senate bill 247 on Divestment from Sudan. In 2oo5, she introduced former President Bill Clinton at a national Campus Progress conference that united thousands of Democrats across the country.

This is just the latest recognition Stephanie has received for her work. Last spring, Glamour magazine named her one of the 10 top college women in the country.