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Student Profile: Francoise Iragaba Umubyeyi

Technology is an ever-changing aspect of life and there are young people in the workforce today that are helping to pave the way for modern advances. Computer Science and Applied Mathematics major, Francoise Iragaba Umubyeyi, is taking that step to be a technology trailblazer.

Francoise has moved halfway across the globe from Musanze, Rwanda to attend school at William Penn University. While at WPU, Francoise has been involved with Computer Club and the International Club. She has loved the experiences that Penn has given her, such as being exposed to the weather, trying new food and learning about the extensive cultural diversity on campus.

Penn has provided opportunities for Francoise to grow through her last few years including having not one, but two different internships during her summers spent in the states. In the summer of 2016, she spent time in Des Moines at GCommerce Inc. as a software development intern. Francoise spent her 2017 summer months at Campaign Headquarters as a data intern in Brooklyn, Iowa. Both of those internships, Francoise says, has helped pave the way for a successful and fulfilling college career.

Professor Judy Williams says, “Francoise has been a delight to have in the classroom and in Computer Club.  Her first year at Penn, she was quiet and reserved; now she helps instruct in computer classes and labs, runs Computer Club meetings and events, initiates interaction with other students and professors at national conferences and presented a poster at a regional conference.  It’s been a treat to watch her blossom on campus and off!” Francoise was recently interviewed on William Penn News Now (WPNN) for her insights on the success of the Computer Club.

As she nears the end of her tenure at WPU, Francoise takes time to reflect on her journey so far.

“I would like to thank the faculty for their continuous support. I have had an amazing academic experience so far and I am moving towards a brighter future because of them.”