Marie Grace Imanariyo
Class of 2020
Marie Grace Imanariyo, from Rwanda, is a junior at Muhlenberg College majoring in Computer Science. At Muhlenberg, she is a member of the International Students Association and a Resident Advisor. As an RA, Marie Grace helps to promote the educational, social, and personal development of her fellow students. Marie Grace also helps students and staff in her role as a campus lab associate for the Office of Information and Technology, where she has worked since 2016. In the summer of 2018, Marie Grace completed an internship at BK TecHouse in Kigali, Rwanda, where she designed websites and tested software. In 2017, Marie Grace worked as a Student Assistant at Muhlenberg College Network Services where she supported the school through the installation of software in college computer labs, and helped test network jacks to ensure college Wifi connectivity. She has also interned with WorldWideWomen, building web pages for women’s organizations around the world. Before she joined SHE-CAN and came to the U.S., Marie Grace graduated from Lycee De Kigali in 2014, where she was Class President for two years. In school, she identified her interests through participation in the Leadership International Club, the Red Cross Club, and the Environmental Club. In 2015, through International Citizen Services, she volunteered at TEARFUND, where she expanded her education on poverty alleviation. Marie Grace is very passionate about using technology to fight poverty in Rwanda. In particular, she wishes to improve means of communication and distribution of electricity throughout the country by designing innovative software programs.