Marie Grace Imanariyo
Class of 2020
Marie Grace Imanariyo, from Rwanda, is a senior at Muhlenberg College majoring in computer science and double minoring in mathematics and innovation & entrepreneurship. Marie Grace is very passionate about using technology to fight poverty in Rwanda. In particular, she hopes to design innovative technology software products to improve people’s standards of living. At Muhlenberg, she is president of the International Students Association and a Residence Hall Director. As an RA, Marie Grace helps to promote the educational, social, and personal development of her fellow students. She also acts as a mentor to her residents, creating an environment that is conductive to academic success.
In the summer of 2018, Marie Grace completed an internship at BK TecHouse in Kigali, Rwanda, where she designed websites and tested software. Marie Grace is a 2018 Grace Hopper Scholar and attended the women in technology conference in Houston, Texas. 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 Wi-Fi 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 Lycée 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.