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Computer Engineering

CAREER: Computer Engineer

GRAD DATE: July 2020


    • Feb 27, 2018 – Zita’s mom is her biggest inspiration, Zita said she works hard for her family, is always encouraging when they talk and is the best person she knows!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Zita recently read the book 8,789 Words of Wisdom by Barbara Ann Kipfer. Zita said this is the type of book you continue to read throughout your life, it is full of ideas, advice, and different perspectives on life experiences. She said it’s the perfect book to read when you need to be motivated, are in a sad mood or just need to be pushed to take the next step in life!
    • Dec 18, 2017 – For Zita, Christmas in Rwanda is a special day when people wear new clothes and eat special food with meat and potatoes! Zita believes that her friends would describe her as a “extroverted comedian” because she loves to be with people and make them laugh!
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Zita is grateful for God’s love, and for her family and friends! This Christmas and new year she is excited to gather with her family in Kimironko and to see her cousins, aunts, uncles and old classmates that she has missed!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – During her summer holiday Zita learned more about God’s word; she hopes to continue to grow spiritually and impact those around her! She is excited to get back to school and see her classmates after a part from eachother for so long.
    • May 25, 2017 – What word would Zita’s friends use to describe her? “Extravert!” Zita loves to share stories with her friends!
    • March 28, 2017 – When asked about the things she values most, Zita said her life, family, faith and her education!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – The thing that empowers Zita the most is trust. When the people she is studying with, living with and working with trust her, it motivates her to keep reaching higher!
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year, a challenge Zita faced was her transition from high school to University. She learned how more is now required of her in her classes, which is helping her learn to prioritize her time!
    • Dec 8, 2016 – Zita has big goals for 2017. Her motivation to excel in school stems from her desire to serve her community and make her family proud. Zita also hopes to get her driver’s license and improve in swimming!
    • Nov 25, 2016 – When asked what she’s thankful for, Zita said the sense of family she has found in These Numbers Have Faces. The love and care from her fellow scholars brings her joy!
    • Oct 30, 2016 – Zita’s role model is Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame. His leadership style and decision-making process are traits Zita hopes to embody as a young leader in her country!
    • Oct 1, 2016 – Zita is all about her studies. In fact, in high school, she was voted by her classmates as “Miss Brain!”


  • H. & T. Hooper – Portland, OR
  • C. & J. Bene – Vancouver, WA
  • T. Weber – Coto de Caza, CA
  • S. & T. Moore – Portland, OR
  • In honor of L. Hooper
  • In honor of K. Caldwell


Zita is from in Kigali, and is the oldest of her three siblings. After her father passed away, Zita’s mom increased her hours as a nurse at the hospital to help provide for her children. Her mother’s work ethic inspired Zita to pursue her education. Studying Computer Engineering, Zita’s vision is be part of the growth of the technology sector in East Africa, improve the living conditions of her community, and be a role model to other girls in Rwanda.

Outside of the classroom, Zita is part of Interact Club, where she practices public speaking, is a volunteer at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, and enjoys sports like jogging and swimming.