Computer Science & International Relations
Class of 2020
Ines Simbi is a senior at Bennington College, double majoring in computer science and international relations. In 2018, Ines interned at AnnieCannons, a non-profit that helps women who are survivors of human trafficking by training them in coding and other in-demand technology skills. There, she was a project manager for app development and her experience helped her realize she’d like to use her computer science skills to advocate for women who aren’t represented or whose voices aren’t heard. Since 2017, she has worked as an orientation leader for incoming students at Bennington. She previously interned with WorldWideWomen where she compiled and sorted organization data and designed and created web pages.
Before she joined SHE-CAN, Ines graduated from Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology in Rwanda. At Gashora, she worked with peers to create a school library app. She worked in a small team, conducting research on stakeholders and developed code for the program. Additionally, she volunteered as an English tutor, led the Home Economics Club, and developed and executed a project to raise money for health insurance for sick children at her church. She intends to return to Rwanda and create her own software company to develop mobile phone applications that will help reduce unemployment in Rwanda.