While surviving many attacks during the genocide, Bonnette tragically lost her father in the conflict. After her father’s unfortunate death, Bonnette’s mother continued to raise her and her younger brother. Bonnette distinguished herself by holding countless leadership positions at her high school, the FAWE Girls’ School, where she graduated with honors. She dreams of mentoring other young Rwandan girls and of fostering future women leaders who will help to grow Rwanda’s economy. She is double majoring in Politics and French at Whitman College and is currently working with Penrose Library on a project to obtain more educational material on the history of East Africa. She is an active member of the First Generation Working Class Club and was elected the President of African Student Association at Whitman. During the summer of 2015, she attended Middlebury’s MiddCORE leadership conference at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada. In 2016, she spent her summer interning at Congresswoman Betty McCollum's office in Washington D.C.