Diane was born in Kigali and raised in Nyagatare in the Eastern province of Rwanda. She has five siblings and both parents. She is grateful to have a family that provides her with the courage and support needed to build a better future. Diane feels fortunate to have been accepted to attend Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology. She graduated from Gashora in 2015 with very high marks on the Rwanda National Exam. At Gashora, Diane applied her academic focus on Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Outside the classroom, Diane attended the Yale Young African Scholars program in Ethiopia, where she represented both her country and her high school. The program encompassed the identification of many current problems Africa is facing, as well as conceptualizing solutions to fight and dismantle those problems. After Diane was accepted into the SHE-CAN program, she was inspired to start a club to help young people to learn English, which she believes is an invaluable skill to have, especially for any young Rwandan applying to a U.S.
college or university. Diane is currently a marketing and operations intern at Kasha, a women-led tech company in Kigali that enables confidential access to women’s health products through a mobile platform. Diane will start her first semester at Spelman College this fall, majoring in Biochemistry. Ultimately, Diane dreams of becoming a Rwandan forensic scientist and a role model for girls who feel they are in any way limited by their gender. In addition, Diane is incredibly passionate about education, and aspires to incorporate career counseling for young Rwandans into her professional endeavors.