Class of 2020
Assumpta Gasana is a fifth year student at Bucknell University majoring in civil engineering and French. Assumpta hopes to use her engineering education to further Rwanda’s development. In 2018, Assumpta and a fellow Rwandan student entered a Bucknell business venture competition, BizPitch, for their project “Sci-Touche,” a program for school-aged Rwandan students to practice hands-on science experiments at the Kigali Public Library. They won the Audience Favorite Award and the World Change Maker Award. Following their win, they brought their project to another business competition, the “Davis Project for Peace,” and won a very competitive across-school grant. With the funding they received, Sci-Touche began to be implemented in Rwanda last year. Last summer, Assumpta interned at John Moriaty & Associates in Virginia, working on a construction project in DC, and she will be returning to intern for them again this summer. The summer after her sophomore year, Assumpta completed an internship with the Rwanda Housing Authority.