Francesca Nyakora is a junior double-majoring in Global Affairs and African Studies and receiving certificates in French and Human Rights. While originally from Kenya, Francesca has lived in five different countries and her global upbringing, notably in various African societies, has endowed her with an interest in African geopolitics. She engaged with U.S.- Africa relations as an intern for the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania. Further, for her capstone project in the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights, Francesca plans to conduct comparative research on societies that implemented transitional justice mechanisms and those where such mechanisms have largely been absent. She seeks to understand the effects of transitional justice measures on post-conflict development. Francesca also serves as the president of the Yale Model African Union, the first Model-International Relations conference hosted by an American University on the African continent, and she sits on the Executive Board of Directors of the Yale International Relations Association. Beyond Yale, Francesca enjoys traveling, learning languages, and spending time in art galleries.