Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Ornella Urutesi Rwanziza

SHE-CAN Scholar: Ornella Urutesi Rwanziza

Ornella Urutesi Rwanziza graduated from Muhlenberg College with a degree in Economics and a minor in Computer Science. Ornella aspires to become a policymaker and enact policies that will contribute to the economic growth and development of Rwanda. She is currently a Tech Business Analyst in Pennsylvania at Morgan Stanley, a leading global firm that provides financial services 

At Muhlenberg, she was a Client Support Services Student Assistant at the IT office and a member of the International Students Association and the Fencing Club. From 2016-2018, Ornella was a PR officer at Go Great Rwanda Discovery Tour Company. In 2015, she was an Assistant Client Representative Intern at Chillington Rwanda Metal Factory. 

In Rwanda, Ornella graduated from Agahozo Shalom Youth Village (ASYV), where she studied mathematics, economics and computer science on scholarship. In her four years at ASYV, Ornella was the President of the Debate Team, Communication & Advocacy Chief of her basketball team, and President & Chief Designer of Genesis of Creativity, a fashion design and decoration club. Ornella was also the Co-Founder and President of ASYV’s branch of Girl Up, a campaign that encourages girls to take action and stand up for girls in need. In 2016, Ornella was elected Minister of Education in ASYV’s student government.

Ornella Urutesi Rwanziza

Academic Major

Class of 2022

Mentor Team

Kauser Akhoon, Patent Examiner, USPTO
Jodi Cohn
Eve Gelb, SVP Healthcare Services, SCAN Health Plan
Daisy Lalwani, Graduate Student, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Vida Tuch, Interior Design Assistant, Lisa Strong Design