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Gisele I



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Food Science

CAREER: Food Scientist

GRAD DATE: July 2022


    • September 1, 2019 – This Summer Gisele I resumed the Community Impact Project she started last year in her hometown. She has been mentoring children and working with poor families so they could grow their financial capacity and have healthier lives.
    • May 18, 2019 – I have been challenged by some courses in this semester but through it all, I’ve learned to never give up on anything, that with persistence, hard work and prayer everything is possible. Otherwise, I’m still learning a lot through my community impact project. It is developing in me a community centered lifestyle.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Gisele said: “When I hear of servant leadership, I understand being a role model, showing and working the way you would like your followers to do.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Gisele wants to be known for having Christ-based character, being a servant leader and having a strong impact on her surroundings. This year Gisele excited to transfer to a new campus and hopes to do well!
    • July 7, 2018 – Since this was her first year at university, Gisele was met with some challenges. She said she was used to an environment where everything was set up for her, but this year she had to be more proactive and set up her own schedule. She stayed focused and disciplined and was able to accomplish what she needed to! Gisele is excited to be finishing her first year of university, and is looking forward to having some fun this summer! She isn’t a big fan of being in the hot sun, so she is excited to be practicing water sports to stay active and energetic!
    • May 12, 2018 – Gisele values her salvation and being able to be in relationship with her family and friends!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Gisele was younger, she hoped to be a doctor because she always did well in her classes and her parents encouraged her to pursue medicine! In five years, she hopes to have her own company within her community, and will be advocating for her community in all of Rwanda!
    • February 27, 2018 – Gisele’s nickname is Twitwi, which means small, because she was very small. Gisele’s mother  is her biggest inspiration. Gisele said she is the hardest working woman she knows and she is always very humble.
    • January 25, 2018 – A book Gisele read recently that she couldn’t put down was called Supernatural. She said the most interesting part for her was about the extraordinary spiritual growth one can have when they are fully committed to God!
    • December 18, 2017 – Christmas is a very special time for Gisele, because it’s one of the only days of the year her whole family gathers together! Gisele thinks the word her friends would use to describe her as is “charming” because she is full of smiles and laughter, and she loves to create a warm environment for others.
    • November 11, 2017 – When asked what she is thankful for this Thanksgiving, Gisele said she is very thankful for her life, family, friends, mentors and studies. She loves the Christmas holidays because she gets to gather together with her family.
    • October 8, 2017 – A moment Gisele will never forget from her summer was when she was accepted into the These Numbers Have Faces program! She is excited to experience what it will be like to be in school with over a hundred classmates compared to the twenty-four she had in high school, she is also looking forward to using a syllabus for the first time.


  • R. & A. Murphy – Austin, TX


Gisele is the third-born in a family of seven living with their mother in the southern part of Rwanda. Gisele’s mom is her role model. Her mom continually encourages Gisele to care for others and to work to bring change to their community. Her mother lives with health issues, which is what inspired Gisele to pursue a career that will give her the knowledge she needs to help her mom and others like her.

With a degree in Food Science, Gisele wants to help others by finding cures to diseases which are currently incurable. According to Gisele, the goal of education is not only to increase the amount of knowledge a person has, but to create possibilities for a person to invent, discover, and create themselves into someone capable of doing great things. Gisele is driven to do great things that have a long-term impact on both her family and her community!

Gisele loves to sing, teach, dance, and act. She also spends time fundraising and collecting supplies for poor girls at her former secondary school.