You are the current Chair of the Afrique Student Association. Can you tell us about your activities related to that?
The Afrique Students Association (ASA) at the Institute is a student-led group that seeks to represent the diversity of African people and culture on campus by promoting interaction and intellectual dialogue between African students, the Graduate Institute’s student and faculty population, as well as International Geneva.
As ASA’s Chair, I am primarily responsible for shaping ASA’s vision for the next academic year by creating an agenda that is both relevant for and inclusive of our diverse membership. A significant part of this involves actively reaching out to professionals within and beyond Geneva to organise more professional development and networking opportunities for our members. I am also responsible for promoting co-sponsorships with other student organisations and being the primary liaison between our association and the Graduate Institute Student Association (GISA), Institute faculty, and our alumni body, among others.
What do you hope to do after graduation?
Post-graduation, I am hoping to secure a full-time position with an international organisation or a consulting firm that works to promote socioeconomic development on the African continent. I eventually want to return to Zimbabwe and work in a policy advising capacity. I also see myself pursuing a PhD at some point, but this is definitely one of my long-term goals.