Jocelyn Mizero - Class of 2018
Class of 2018
Jocelyn Mizero graduated from Lafayette College in 2018 with a degree in biology. Since graduation, Jocelyn has been working at Partners in Health in Rwanda, a non-profit focused on improving access to health care. This year, she just found out she was accepted to the University of Ghana Medical School, one of the oldest and best medical schools in Africa, and is now on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a pediatrician in Rwanda.
Jocelyn graduated from Lafayette College in 2018 and majored in biology. During her time at Lafayette, Jocelyn was involved with the International Students Association, where she served as a Peer Advisor for the class of 2019 and the Community Volunteer Outreach Coordinator. Jocelyn was also a member of Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME), which supported students from Madagascar in applying to U.S. colleges. She traveled to Madagascar in January 2016 to support these students in the application process. 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. In 2018, Jocelyn was a Medical Assistant at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.
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” to give back to her community.