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Manda Bwerevu

Pearson Fellow

MPP Candidate

Manda Bwerevu is a first-year M.P.P candidate at the Harris Public Policy, born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in Zambia, South Africa, and the United States. His academic interests are focused on the intersection between economic development and entrepreneurship on the African continent. Manda is very passionate about using innovative approaches to solving development issues and addressing global conflict.

Prior to joining Harris, Manda attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he received an Ed.M in Education Policy and Analysis and was an Equity and Inclusion Fellow learning about the role of equity and inclusion in organizations. Manda engaged with the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program at Harvard Law School, where he worked with an institutional client on addressing a complex project. Manda also served as a DEI consultant at the Boston Mayor’s Office and is currently a Graduate Assistant at the Harvard Office of Civic Engagement. Manda also served as a student ambassador at the Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School. Additionally, Manda was a member of the Africa Business Club at Harvard Business School, where he served on the Africa Business Conference planning team. Manda also worked as a Supply Chain Operations Associate at a global trade software company, Flexport. 
Manda completed his bachelor’s degree in Communications and Philosophy, Politics and Law at the University of Southern California in 2020. As an undergraduate student, Manda served as a Senator of the Undergraduate Student Government, assisted with research at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, participated in Model UN, sat on the review board of the Social Justice Review housed in the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and interned at the USC Office of Civic Engagement.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.