Noella Ingabire attended Wellesley College double majoring in Economics and East Asian Languages and Cultures – Korean track. Last year, she worked at the Ban Ki-moon Center for Global International Cooperation in Seoul, South Korea, an organization that focuses on exploring effective and lasting solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Noella now works at One Acre Fund Rwanda which supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow more food and earn more money.
On campus, she was a proud member of the Wellesley African Students’ Association (WASA) and the East Asian Language and Culture community. Noella was also a Student Office Assistant in the East Asian Language and Culture Department and a Student Tour Guide. Previously, Noella worked with Sustainable Harvest in Rwanda, a company that focuses on sustainable coffee production, and has held the position of Assistant to the Chair of the Quality Improvement Center at the University of Rwanda.
Before she joined SHE-CAN and came to the U.S., Noella was a student at Lycee Notre Dame de Citeaux, one of the most respected schools in Rwanda. She was an active member of the school’s debate club and had the opportunity to participate in the iDebate competition. Noella also founded a Francophonie Club, dedicated to promoting and nurturing awareness of French culture and language through weekly meetings, activities, and events. Highlights From Noella’s Past Work Experience:
- Project Management Inter at Ban Ki-moon Center for International Cooperation
- Student Office Assistant at Wellesley College
- Office Coordinator Intern at the University of Kigali
- Semi-finalist for the Resolution Social Venture Challenge
GPA: 3.63 Languages Spoken: English, French, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, and Basic Korean