Sharon Batamuriza - Class of 2016
Political Economics, Conflict Resolution & Public Action
Sharon is an orphan whose parents passed away when she was five years old. She escaped to an orphanage after being treated as a house slave by her uncle’s family and then sought support from her sister’s family. In her home country of Rwanda, Sharon helped lead the Ubushobozi Sewing Project after attending Groupe Scolaire Apred Ndera High School. A 2016 graduate of Bennington College, Sharon majored in political economics, conflict resolution and public action, with an emphasis on the role and responsibility of women in conflict. At Bennington, she was the co-founder of Bennington Connect, a student organization dedicated to bringing international and domestic students together. She 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. She boasts two internships both based in San Francisco - the 11th Hour Project and Kountable. Sharon started working with Kountable in Rwanda in 2016, after she completed her year of Optional Practical Training in their San Francisco office. She was recently promoted to the Director of Implementation of New Business.
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