Sharon Batamuriza - Class of 2016
Political Economics, Conflict Resolution & Public Action
Class of 2016
Sharon Batamuriza, a 2016 graduate from Bennington College, is currently the Director of Implementation - New Business, at Kountable in Rwanda. Sharon started working with Kountable in 2016, and after she completed her year of Optional Practical Training in their San Francisco office, she moved to Rwanda as their Senior Trade Director. She also completed an internship with the 11th Hour Project in San Francisco. At Bennington, Sharon majored in political economics, conflict resolution & public action, with an emphasis on the role and responsibility of women in conflict. She was the co-founder of Bennington Connect, a student organization dedicated to bringing international and domestic students together. Sharon was also a Sexual Harassment Advisor for students on campus and served on the Student Education Policies Committee for the Center of Advanced Public Action. Sharon is an ambitious and intelligent scholar who is always interested in individual growth and filled with care for others. She lost her parents when she was 5 years old, and managed to push through the ups and downs gracefully and tirelessly. In her home country of Rwanda, Sharon helped lead the Ubushobozi Sewing Project after attending Groupe Scolaire Apred Ndera High School.
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