Class of 2021
Eunice Umubyeyi was born in Kigali, Rwanda. Eunice is a junior at Muhlenberg studying computer science. Her dream is to be a problem solver and computer programer. She is passionate about helping young girls believe in themselves, especially when it comes to pursuing STEM fields.
When she was just two months old, her mother was diagnosed with cancer and realized she could not care for Eunice. Growing up, Eunice was raised by her grandmother. The first time she met her siblings was at age six, and she discovered her father had passed away at the age of 11. She has lived as an orphan ever since. Eunice graduated from Liquidnet Family High School at Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) in 2015. ASYV supported her and the other orphans she lived with. While living there, she integrated herself into ASYV’s community by getting involved in extracurricular activities outside of school and became a young entrepreneur and devoted leader. Eunice and 10 of her friends started a business that supplies fresh food at her secondary school. She was the Vice President of the Research and Development club, Chief Advisor of Smart Ambitious Leaders, and served as Team Leader to the 2016 SHE-CAN Rwandan cohort. For her SHE-CAN Take the Lead Project, Eunice fundraised to pay for health insurance and buy mosquito nets for families in a local village to reduce malaria. Eunice also worked as the personal assistant to the CEO of AGRIMEC, an agricultural company in Rwanda.