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Gisele U



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Career Medicine


CAREER: Pharmacist

GRAD DATE: July 2019


    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Gisele U said: “Servant leadership is when someone leads others by serving them and is an example in doing what is supposed to be done. I apply it in my daily life through serving at church and in my career where I serve my patients.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Gisele wants to be known for being a servant of God! This semester she is hopeful for new experiences through her internship!
    • July 7, 2018 – Gisele’s biggest challenge this last year was getting all the things done she needed to, in what seemed like not a lot of time. She was able to overcome this by making a schedule and managing her time wisely! This summer, she is looking forward to working hard in her internship and making the most of her time!
    • May 12, 2018 – Gisele values God and people, because the two can change everything especially when they are working together in harmony.
    • March 25, 2018 – When Gisele was younger, she always wanted to be a doctor or a hospital chaplain because she loved seeing people at the hospitals being treated well! In five years, she sees herself with a university degree in pharmacy, starting on her master’s degree and running her own pharmacy!  
    • Feb 27, 2018 – When Gisele was younger a lady named Nyirarukundo, which means full of love, took care of Gisele so Gisele was nicknamed Kunda after her, which means love! Gisele’s biggest inspiration is her mother, because she always helps her to remember who she is and where she is going, and encourages her to work hard!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Gisele recently read Humility: True Greatness by C. J. Mahaney, what stood out to her the most was how through serving others we can become great and grow in humility.
    • Dec 18, 2017 – On Christmas, most people in Rwanda eat meat and sometimes have a special Christmas cake, they usually attend church and sing and dance! The word Gisele’s friends would describe her as is “humble” because she loves to serve others!
    • Nov 11, 2017 – This season Gisele is thankful for her healthy and the health of her family and friends. She is also thankful to be a These Numbers Have Faces’ scholar and the things she has accomplish! She loves spending time with her family
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Over the summer Gisele volunteered at a health camp that was able to impact the lives of 300 people in the villages of Kayonza district! Gisele is excited to begin her fourth year of school and believes she will be the best student she has been.
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Gisele wishes more people knew about Rwanda is that the Rwandan Parliament has the highest percentage of women out of any country!
    • March 28, 2017 – When asked about the things she values most, Gisele said fellowship with God, her vision and values, and her family and friends!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – The three things that most empower Gisele are achieving her goals, working in a team, and the love that is reciprocated between her and her friends.
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. A challenge Gisele is facing is helping her mother manage her diabetes. While she is away at school, she has learned to take on responsibilities, how to manage her time, and to have faith.
    • Dec 8, 2016 – Gisele has big goals for 2017. She wants to build a stronger relationship with God, increase her performance at school, practice her leadership skills and network with a positive students in her classes!
    • Oct 14, 2016 – Gisele had a busy summer! She was part of the Health for Rwanda Project, attended a Young Leader Initiative in Kenya, and led a project to inspire bright children in her community. Wow!


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Gisele will never forget the day a group of pharmacy students came to visit her class in secondary school. That day is what inspired her dream of becoming a pharmacist. After the loss of her father, however, Gisele was uncertain if she would be able to go to university to pursue her dream career. Through her family’s struggles, Gisele has learned that the foundation of her happiness and success is helping others find the healthiest version of themselves. Now that she is in university, she is getting the skills to one day help create jobs and provide medicine to those who need it. Even before she has completed her degree, she has left an impact on the lives of those around her. She is a leader worth following and a change maker for her generation!