Sabine Umuhire is originally from Rwanda, and attends Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Ohio, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and a minor in Chemistry. At CWRU, Sabine is involved in the Diabetes Prevention Program, volunteers at food banks, organizes donation drives for local families in need, and does accessibility work for the university nutrition department. She also participates in fundraising by drafting letters to potential donors to sponsor a project she pioneered in her native town, which distributes necessities to in-patients without caretakers. Sabine is interested in gaining an understanding of the systemic disadvantages faced by marginalized communities, and how they can be addressed to end hunger and malnutrition. This summer, she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of the issue of hunger and develop skills needed to become a powerful advocate for effective anti-hunger programs and policies.
Field placement: CARE
Metro Washington, DC (global)