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Water & Environmental Engineering

CAREER: Engineer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020


    • May 12, 2018 – Aline values God and respect, because God means everything to her, and being able to respect yourself and respect others helps them to respect you as well.
    • March 25, 2018 – When Aline was younger, she hoped to be a water and sanitation engineer because she had a friend who did this and was always an inspiration to her! In five years, she plans to be using her knowledge from university to support her community and serve those in need!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Aline said her nickname is high school was Popsy, it originated from a book she read and it means best friend. The person who inspires Aline most is Dr. Ben Carson, through reading his books she is encouraged to be humble, courageous, honest, and a good leader!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Aline said the last thing she read that she just couldn’t put down was the leadership guide from These Numbers Have Faces. The part that was the most impactful for her was about having a “can-do” attitude!
    • Dec 18, 2017 – On Christmas, Aline says they gather with friends and family to eat, dance and have fun together! A word Aline thinks her friends would describe her as is “smart” because she loves to study and learn.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Aline is thankful that she gets to live with her best friend from Huye. She is also looking forward to Christmas, because she gets to see her father!
    • Oct 8, 2017- The highlights of Aline’s summer were when she got to interview with the These Numbers Have Faces staff, and particularly the day she was accepted into the program! Aline was very excited about the advice and encouragement she got from the staff, and especially from Justin Zoradi. She is also really looking forward to the monthly leadership trainings she will be able to participate in.



As Aline grew up, she struggled with her community’s treatment of women. She saw her other young girls passing up education in order to start families and live traditional lives, but Aline knew she wanted more. As the fifth born of eight children, Aline fought to be a good example of leadership in her own household both to her older sisters and younger brothers. Each day, she makes the choice to take risks and work hard rather than waiting for someone else to provide help.

Aline knows that a university is something that not everyone can attain, so she wants to use this opportunity to give back to others. With a degree in Water & Environmental Engineering, she will work out on how to use renewable energy sources that can serve her city and country. Aline’s eyes are open to the issues that surround her, and with her degree she will be equipped to overcome the problems she sees, and lead those around her into a better future.

Aline is a big fan of basketball, is part of the worship team at her school and was the president of the Unity & Reconciliation group at her secondary school!