Jocelyn grew up with her parents and three siblings in Ruhuha, a small village just south of Kigali. While studying at the Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology, Jocelyn founded a volunteering club called “The Transformers Youth Club.” At Lafayette College, Jocelyn is involved with the International Students Association, where she served as a Peer Advisor for the class of 2019 and is now the Community Volunteer Outreach Coordinator. Jocelyn’s work as an active citizen engaged in the welfare of her community extends far beyond the Lafayette campus. She has made an influential impact as a volunteer by serving at the Landis Community Outreach Center as a program coordinator for America Reads. Jocelyn is also a member of Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME), which supports students from Madagascar in applying to U.S. colleges. She traveled to Madagascar in January 2016 to support these students in the application process. Combining her passion for health sciences and working with kids, Jocelyn volunteered at Pear Blossom Early Childhood Center during the summer of 2015. She also attended Middlebury’s MiddCORE leadership program at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada. In 2016, Jocelyn secured her dream internship at Partners in Health (PIH) in Rwanda. She spent her summer helping PIH develop training materials to be used in expanding their Pediatric Development Clinic to other parts of Rwanda. In 2017, Jocelyn landed another internship in Kenya at Matibabu Foundation Hospital where she worked in the Maternal and Child Health Clinic, helping with Antenatal/Postnatal Care, immunizations, and family planning. The highlight of this experience for Jocelyn was when she assisted with child deliveries in the hospital wards. Jocelyn aspires to earn a Masters of Public Health before starting medical school. She ultimately hopes to become a pediatrician and public health advocate in Rwanda.