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Ynis Isimbi


Name: Ynis Isimbi

Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda

Birthday: 07/22

Place of peace on campus: My bedroom

I'm most authentically myself when I'm.... with my family.

Quick Bio:
My name is Ynis Isimbi and I am from Kigali, Rwanda. I am a senior majoring in Economics. I am a very big soccer fan and it's among the many the activities my family and I do for fun. I love learning new languages and I plan to know at least 6 languages. I am currently working on my fourth language. I am also a member of the CSB rugby team.

Campus Involvement: Archipelago Association, Economics Club, member of OIKOS, CSB Rugby

I think being intercultural competent is being able to interact with people from different cultures and people who are different from you. You don't have to agree with their beliefs but accept and be respectful of them.

About which aspect(s) of diversity are you most passionate? 

I would have to say the gender and the cultural aspect of diversity. I am all about women empowerment and i enjoy learning new cultures. It's fun to learn new things from people from different parts of the world.

College is what you make of it, so enjoy it and don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. Trust me it's worth it.

What advice would you like to give to continuing students? 

Try something new. As a senior there is still a lot I have not done on campus. We get so comfortable doing what we've always done that we forget to do something new. Go out and try that sport that you always wanted to try, meet a person from a different culture. All those experiences will make you a better person.