Chelsea Hilda Gaju
Environmental Studies: Justice and CItizenship
Class of 2021
Chelsea Hilda Gaju is a junior at Beloit college. She is majoring in environmental studies with a focus in justice and citizenship, and is minoring in geology. She’s particularly interested in sustainability, and learning about ways engineering can be used to fight climate change and provide social and environmental justice to vulnerable communities. This semester, she is studying abroad in Amsterdam, and is an International Student Ambassador. Back at Beloit, she is a member of the International Students Club and the Geology Club, where she participates in different field trips and camping excursions.
She is a graduate of Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology. Chelsea feels fortunate to have attended Gashora, as it is among one of the most competitive schools in the country. During her time at Gashora, she was a school photographer for two years, an active member of Girl Up Club (a club which aims to empower women and girls), and an active member of the Tutoring Club, where she taught English to primary students at a nearby school. Chelsea is also an accomplished poet and had been selected to present poetry at school events. In the past, Chelsea partnered with the Tutoring Club to teach English at Gashora Primary School for her SHE-CAN Take The Lead project. Chelsea mentored the younger tutors to ensure that they were fully equipped and prepared with the skills and knowledge to teach English with excellence. In 2016, Chelsea began a summer internship at Kasha, a consumer technology platform co-founded by one of her mentors, which sells and delivers women’s health and personal care products. Chelsea was an assistant marketing strategist at Kasha, broadening her understanding of marketing products and also what is needed to start a business in Rwanda.