Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Maureen Isimbi

SHE-CAN Scholar: Maureen Isimbi

Maureen Isimbi graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Engineering Psychology and a minor in Engineering Management. Maureen currently works as an Assistant Education Designer at Education Design Lab and her goal is to revolutionize global education. 

During her four years at Tufts, Maureen also worked as a pre-orientation peer leader. In her senior year, she served as a Residential House Manager on campus. In her third year at Tufts, Maureen was a Student Analyst in the office of the Executive Vice President of Tufts University and was an Institutional Advancement Intern at the University of Rwanda. In 2018, she was the International Community Senator in the Tufts Student Government and the Treasurer of Tufts National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). In 2016, she worked with WorldWideWomen to build a database of women’s organizations around the world.

In 2019, Maureen was awarded the Tufts Presidential Award for Civic Life as a recognition in her outstanding service and civic leadership achievements. Two years earlier, Maureen was also awarded the 2017 Montle Prize to build an app that will connect Rwandan primary students in need of tuition assistance with potential donors.

Before she joined SHE-CAN and came to the U.S., Maureen graduated first in her class from Riviera High School and received a perfect score on the Rwanda National Exam. Outside the classroom, she was the President of the Never Again Club, whose purpose was to fight against genocide ideologies. Maureen led the development and execution of a project, “My Water, My Health,” to build a borehole in her village’s well to ensure that the well would no longer spread waterborne diseases. 

Maureen Isimbi

Academic Major

Engineering Psychology, minor in Engineering Management
Class of 2020

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