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University of Rwanda

Career Law


CAREER: Lawyer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2022


    • September 8, 2022 – Scovia shared the biggest change in her life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “My biggest change is that I am glad I have learned how to save for the future. Saving has really helped a lot because before COVID I used to spend money in many ways.”
    • September 13, 2021 – Scovia shared her favorite song and what it means to her: “My favorite song is “Everything” by Timi Dakolo: This is a beautiful song and I love it so much. It gives me strength and motivates me a lot. It reminds me how my mother used to work hard in order for us to survive. I also have to believe in myself and work hard. I must also be a hustler. So, ‘everything I put my hand, go work in Jesus’s name. Amen.'”
    • July 16, 2021 – Scovia shared what resilience means to her: “Resilence simply means the ability to withstand adversity and bounce back from difficult times. For example, a sick person who rapidly gets healthy is resilient.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Scovia said her biggest lessons from 2020 were: “First is to follow my passion. Difficult times reveal the truth, find happiness in simple things. And lastly, is to take the leap of faith.”
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Scovia said: “Traditional dance. I see it as a way of respect.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Scovia speaks Kinyarwanda and English.
    • March 30, 2020 – Scovia said her favorite drink is passion juice.
    • September 1, 2019 – Like many students finishing their first year of university, Scovia had big plans for her summer! Perhaps to find an internship, to catch up with old friends and enjoy time with her new friends, to spend time with her family, and finally to read a novel, not just textbooks and assigned reading!
    • May 18, 2019 – This semester, through one of the monthly trainings, Scovia learned about managing her finances. She learned about the value of financial and time management as valuable life skills. “Staying focused, taking advantage of my prime time, learning the art of delegation, last but not the least, not disrespecting time by misusing it” were the lessons that stood out to her.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Scovia said: “A servant leader is the one who serves beyond self, who is accountable, values others and serves in exceptional circumstances. This applies to my life now as I am hard working, accountable, a team player and a staunch believer in Jesus Christ and the values he espoused. How I see my self implementing servant leadership in my future career: by being accountable to those I will be leading, result driven, showing humility and empathy to others.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Scovia wants to be known as someone who fights for social justice and made a modest contribution towards fighting injustices! This is her first semester she is excited to settle into university life!


  • Zion Lutheran Church – Portland, OR


Scovia grew up in a small rural village located a great distance from any urban centers. Her community was unified and generous, ensuring that no one was left uncared for. When Scovia and her four siblings lost their father as small children and then their mother many years later, neighbors cared for them — ensuring their continued well-being and education.

Scovia is pursuing a degree in Law, motivated by her love of justice and the examples of interconnectedness she saw in childhood. She has witnessed circumstances in which underprivileged and downtrodden individuals have faced persecution, and she feels great responsibility to walk alongside them.

She fills her spare time participating in local sports, clubs, and volunteering.