Georgette Uwera Nyiraneza is a Global Affairs student from Rwanda. Her academic journey at Yale has been defined by a profound interest in Africa's pivotal role in international relations. She recognizes the continent as undergoing a transformative phase, challenging historical power dynamics with the potential to democratize global politics. Through the Program in Grand Strategy, Georgette hopes to ground her future contributions to Africa’s strategic mobility in the world within a rich historical and pragmatic context. Her dedication to advancing international relations for Africa's development has been deepened by her internships at the Rwandan Ministry of Education and the Atlantic Council Strategic Litigation Project in Washington, D.C. These two markedly distinct experiences each revealed the impact of foreign policy in shaping domestic decisions across African nations. Georgette is a researcher with the Lowenstein International Human Rights Project at the Yale Law School, she serves as the co-president of the Yale Black Women’s Coalition, and she is a member of the Yale Gospel Choir. In addition to her extracurricular commitments, Georgette works as a research assistant at the Center for Policing Equity, an NGO empowering vulnerable Black and Brown communities in the US through public safety redesign.