Class of 2022
Christiane Umutoni is a sophomore at Beloit College, studying computer science. Christiane has always been passionate about technology and wants to use her degree in computer science to contribute to the innovation and expansion of technology in Rwanda. To contribute to Beloit’s community, she is a member of the alumni connection team at Beloit International Students Career Services. This on-campus organization helps international students navigate their life in the U.S., in terms of obtaining legal documents, connecting with international alumni, and finding internships and jobs. Along with being involved on-campus, Christiane enjoys learning new programming languages such as Java, CSS, HTML, C, and C++.
Before joining SHE-CAN and coming to the U.S., Christiane had lived in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. When she returned to Rwanda, she attended the Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST), an outstanding girls’ school where she was awarded a scholarship for her academic excellence. Outside of the classroom, Christiane spent her three years as a leader of GGAST’s Community Service Club, where she tutored at a nearby primary school, cleaned homes of the elderly twice a month, and donated school materials to poor children in the neighborhood.
Watch her leadership speech here: https://vimeo.com/390641236