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Mwangi Thuita

1st-Year MPP

Mwangi Thuita comes to The Pearson Institute after working as a program assistant at the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network where he focused on grantwriting and communications. There, he was also the host of a podcast focused on peacebuilding in Africa. He has previously worked with the National Counter Terrorism Center in Nairobi, Kenya and as an English teacher in Marmanet and Nairobi, Kenya.

Thuita holds a BA in government and philosophy from Cornell University, and studied abroad in Lebanon and Cambodia. He speaks Spanish, Swahili and Arabic.

Baidoa, Somalia

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