Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Flavia Umulisa

SHE-CAN Scholar: Flavia Umulisa

Flavia Umulisa graduated from Lafayette College in 2017 with a degree in International Affairs & Economics. In 2020, Flavia graduated from George Washington University with a master’s degree in International Affairs focusing on Global Gender Policy and Development Studies. Flavia now works in Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues at the The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations.

At George Washington, Flavia was a Graduate Program Assistant at the Elliott School of International Affairs. In 2019 and 2020, she worked as an Advocacy and Evaluation Intern at the Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace, an international NGO that seeks to empower women and girls in the Global South. 

At Lafayette, She spent her senior year interning with the Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations in New York. Flavia spent her summer break in 2016 interning with the Solidarity Center, a global labor rights organization based in Washington D.C. During the summer of 2015, Flavia interned with Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development for Rwanda, which is the Rwandan affiliate of the African Entrepreneur Collective. Flavia was selected to travel to Madagascar in fall 2014 as part of the Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME), where she helped students apply for scholarships to attend U.S. colleges. After graduation, Flavia interned as a Trade Specialist at Kountable, a multinational technology and trading company before starting her Master’s program.

Flavia was raised in Rwanda by relatives, and is a proud graduate of Lycee De Kigali.

Flavia Umulisa

Academic Major

International Affairs
Class of 2017

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