B2R Fellow, Emmanuel Bahizi, attended the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Economics and Political Science. He graduated from Penn in May 2018 and recently returned home to Rwanda.

Bahizi was orphaned by the 1994 Genocide and was raised by his grandmother, a subsistence farmer in a rural village in Karongi District. Against all odds, he won a full ride scholarship to Penn, where he served on the Dean’s Advisory Board and various other student committees.

Bahizi presently serves as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and the CEO of Bank of Kigali, Rwanda’s largest bank.