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Esther N



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Career Medicine

Public Health

CAREER: Health Org CEO

GRAD DATE: Aug 2018


    • Jan 25, 2018 – An interesting book Esther read recently was, The Alchemist. What stood out to her was the idea of the law of attraction, and that we attract what we want.
    • Dec 18, 2017 – Esther says that Christmas is one of the most special days of the year, and people celebrate by dancing Congolese dances, and wearing special outfits! The word Esther’s friends would describe her as is “creative” because she loves to write stories and share them with her friends.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Esther is thankful to have people in her life who believe in her even in difficult times. She is excited for Christmas to spend time at home with family and friends and eat yummy food!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Esther had the opportunity to do a variety of things over her summer, and loved them all! Her department has moved to Kigali this year, and she is excited to be studying from a new place.
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Esther wishes more people knew about Rwanda is how it’s the smartest country ever!
    • March 28, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things she values most, Esther said friendship, family and success!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – Esther feels empowered when she is able to stand up for injustices in her society. Those moments remind her she has an important role to play in her community!
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year Esther struggled with balancing classes & competitions. With so many responsibilities, she learned the importance of accepting busy seasons in life, instead of being frustrated by them.
    • Dec 8, 2016 – Looking back at 2016, Esther saw that she met her goal to get outside her comfort zone by partaking in more events and competitions that involve public speaking. She hopes to improve even more in 2017!
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what she’s thankful for, Esther said being part of These Numbers Have Faces, for it has pushed her to do things she wouldn’t have done before!
    • Oct 14, 2016 – One of the highlights of Esther’s summer was spending a week at Akagera National Park where she did field work for her
    • studies!
    • June 30, 2016 – Esther just finished her 2nd year at University! At our student-led Leadership Training this month, Esther spoke about the HIV/Aids prevention, a topic that inspired lots of discussion amongst the scholars. We are so proud of Esther
    • Feb 1, 2016 – Esther recently read the mystery novel “A Traitor to Memory,” by Elizabeth George. When Esther reads mysteries, she says she can hardly put them down!
    • Jan 21, 2016 – Esther’s Community Impact Project is working with women to help empower them to become the leaders they were born to be. We are so glad Esther is volunteering her time to do such important work!
    • Dec 17, 2015 – What was Esther’s happiest moment from the semester? The scholar trip to Lake Kivu! Esther said the trip there made her feel so free and happy. We can’t wait for her to enjoy our other events throughout the year!
    • Nov 4, 2015 – How many languages does Esther speak? 3! English, Kinyarwanda and French!
    • March 2, 2015 – When Esther feels stressed she finds peace in taking a walk. She also finds rainy days calming. Esther proves that there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad attitudes! And her attitude is awesome!
    • Jan 5, 2015 – Esther said that a tradition in her family is gathering together to have conversations. They like to joke around with each other, too. Because time together should be fun!


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When Esther looks for inspiration, she turns to her mother. After her father deserted the family during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, Esther’s mother was left to raise her children alone. Despite being HIV positive, she worked hard to provide for her daughters — hoping that one day they could go to university. Inspired by her mother’s resilience and the medical staff who have helped care for her, Esther decided to major in Public Health. “I want to help people first and think about myself later. There are many traumatized people in my country and I feel it’s my destiny to help them.” Esther’s vision is to one day start her own health organization and empower youth in her community to go to school.