Stephanie Nyombayire joined the Sanejo team in 2010 and adds her expansive knowledge of the non-profit world and passion for Rwanda and Africa to the Sanejo team. During her freshman year at Swarthmore College, Stephanie Nyombayire co-founded the Genocide Intervention Network. As a representative for the organization, she traveled to over one hundred colleges and high schools to speak against the Darfur Genocide and provide citizens the tools to take action. Stephanie has reported on the Darfur crisis from the Chad-Sudan border with MTV and was named one of Glamour magazine’s Top Ten College Women for her work on Darfur. Additionally, Stephanie was awarded the Imbuto Foundation’s Young Rwandan Woman Achievers award in 2007 by Rwandan First Lady Jeannette Kagame for her role in founding the Genocide Intervention Network.

Returning to Rwanda in 2008, Stephanie worked as the Career Development Director for Orphans of Rwanda, Inc.- an organization dedicated to helping orphans and socially vulnerable young people in Rwanda pursue higher education and leadership roles. In March of 2009, she began a two-month journey throughout Europe as part of a documentary that sheds light on the heroic actions of diplomats who went against their governments to save the lives of persecuted Jews. Throughout this project she traveled to eight European countries, Israel and Rwanda to interview survivors and their rescuers. Stephanie currently attends the NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service where she is pursuing a graduate degree in International Non Profit Management and Pubic Policy. She hopes to use this degree to return to Rwanda and continue to serve and empower the youth.

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