Sheilla Rukundo - Class of 2017
Finance & Economics
Class of 2017
MS in Economics
Class of 2019
Sheilla Rukundo attended FAWE secondary school in Rwanda where she held countless leadership positions. She has a special passion for helping children and has organized parties for children growing up in Kigali’s prisons. During 2013, she interned at Women for Women Rwanda as a translator and also wrote for The New Times, Rwanda's Leading English Daily. Sheilla graduated Lehigh University in 2017 with a degree in finance and economics, and again in 2019 with a masters in economics. She was a member of the Accounting club, African Caribbean Culture club, and Toast Masters. She also worked for RCEAS Digital Media where she helped raise awareness about student experiences by sharing students' blogs on different social media platforms. In her freshman year, she was selected to participate in Leadership Lehigh. During the summer of 2015 she interned with Ernst and Young in Philadelphia, where she reviewed and analyzed annual balance sheets and tax forms. Sheilla spent the summer before her senior year doing research with one of her professors, focusing on Microfinance. Ultimately, she hopes to contribute to the development of a financial structure for startups in order to eradicate unemployment in Rwanda.
Caroline Crichton, Assistant VP, Financial Institutions Claim, CNA Financial Corporation