Clarisse Mukamukiza received the Scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year. She was born in Kigali, Rwanda and is a Genocide survivor. In 2000, she received a degree in Nursing from the School of Nursing Sciences in Rwamagana. In 2006, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Kigali Independent University. As an active member of the Student Genocide Survivor Association, she counseled others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Prior to beginning her year of study at Lewis & Clark College, Clarisse worked as a nurse involved in public health education for HIV/AIDS prevention.