Sei-kashe M’pfunya graduated cum laude from Pomona College in 2021 with a BA in international relations and fine art. While at Pomona, Sei-kashe centered on the nexus of sustainable development, art, and culture. Sei-kashe was a resident assistant, creative director of the African Students Association and founder of the annual Sanbonani! African Film Festival. Sei-kashe’s commitment to bring about public good within sub-Saharan Africa stems from the economic complexities she witnessed as a child in the unrelentingly tenacious and also economically fraught nation of Zimbabwe, her home country. She completed an honors thesis comparatively assessing the sine qua non and impact of cultural development strategies undertaken in case studies of Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe. During her undergraduate tenure, Sei-kashe completed several internships at non-profit organizations including the New York African Film Festival where she executed grant proposals, led intern teams in content creation and public relations and supported event management tasks; Ingressive for Good (Nigeria), where she developed resources and facilitated online events and training sessions to equip young Africans with tech-related skills; and Global Fund for Women, where she conducted concept notes for various projects, managed the Fundamental Film Series platform and helped revamp the organization’s website. At Jackson, she hopes to further expand her knowledge on international development in sub-Saharan Africa. She is particularly interested in refining current philanthropic strategies in the region to better equip non-profit organizations and foundations to scale greater social impact. She looks forward to learning how to leverage the arts and cultural sector for public wellbeing.