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Food Science & Technology

CAREER: Scientist

GRAD DATE: July 2018


    • July 7, 2018 – During her last year, Claire had to do a research project, and it was a bit challenging for her, but she was able to learn a lot about time management that she is looking forward to putting into practice in her everyday life outside of university as well. This summer, she is excited to be graduation university and looking for a professional internship!
    • May 12, 2018 – Claire values her community, because it is who has made her who she is today!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Claire was younger, she wanted to be a teacher because she always respected and looked up to her teachers! In five years, she sees herself owning her own small food company that processes vinegar to help other companies preserve their products!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Claire’s biggest inspiration is her mother, Claire said she is one of the most courageous, hard working women she knows! She always strives for her family and Claire has learned so much from her!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Claire recently read a book called, Traditional Food. She said the booked helped her to develop her creative side, and learn the process and preparation of different foods, some of which have not been introduced in Rwanda yet!
    • Dec 18, 2017 – In rural areas of Rwanda the traditional Christmas foods are peas, beans and potatoes. People wear new and different styles of clothes and gather together to dance to Christmas songs! The word Claire’s friends would describe her as is “punctual” because she is always on time!
    • Nov 11, 2017 – This Thanksgiving Candide is thankful that she passed all of her university courses! She is looking forward to Christmas as she focuses her attention on Christ and serving others!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Claire did her internship over the summer holiday and she is excited to be starting her final year of university!
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Claire wishes more people knew about Rwanda is how it’s a very peaceful country
    • March 28, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things she values most, Claire said doing her best, honesty and confidence!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – When Claire hears other people’s challenges and how they’ve overcome them, it empowers her to believe that she can also overcome obstacles in her life!
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year Claire struggled with her dad’s illness. As friends stood beside her, she learned how alone, it’s hard to achieve great things, but together, with persistence, every act of love matters.
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what she’s thankful for, Claire said being part of These Numbers Have Faces, where she’s had the opportunity to grow in her leadership!
    • June 30, 2016 – Claire just finished her 2nd year at University! This summer she will return home to help her family with various household tasks, and also tutor her younger siblings to prepare them for the coming school year. What a role model!
    • April 20, 2016 – When Claire thinks of role model leaders, she pictures Rwandan President Paul Kagame. What she admires about Kagame is how he encourages entrepreneurship and helps grow Rwanda’s economy.
    • March 11 2016 – When asked about her new goals for term, Claire said she wants to focus on her studies to score her highest marks yet at University! We believe she can achieve this!
    • Feb 1, 2016 – Claire recently read a book on food cultivation and distribution. With her vision to improve Rwanda’s agriculture industry, this book provided her with great insight and inspiration!
    • Jan 21, 2016 – Claire’s Community Impact Project is helping people in her community learn how prepare good and nutritious meals, and ultimately lower rates of malnutrition in her village!
    • Dec 18, 2015 – What was Claire’s happiest moment of the semester? Being accepted as a These Numbers Have Faces Scholar! We are so excited to have Claire as part of our TNHF family!
    • Nov 8, 2015 – How many languages does Claire speak? 3! Kinyarwanda, English and French!



  • E. Vinas – Henderson, NV


Claire grew up in the Southern Province of Rwanda and is one of six children. After seeing the impact malnutrition has had on her country, Claire decided if she made it to university, her course of study would be Food Science and Technology, which is what she is doing today! Claire’s vision is to improve the quality and safety for the food production industry in Rwanda. After graduation, she hopes to own her own small food company that processes vinegar to help other companies preserve their products!