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Christelle Inema

Pearson Fellow

MPP Candidate

Christelle Inema is a first-year MPP student at Harris Public Policy. Her academic interests include economics, international development, social equity, and global conflict and peace studies. She is a communications intern with Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes.

Prior to her time at the University of Chicago, Inema was a Because of Her Story intern with the Smithsonian Institute, where she used data science tools to study Smithsonian Women in Science. Previously, completed internships with the Rwandan Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion and with the Iriba Center of Multimedia Archives, and worked as a teaching assistant for the Rwanda and Arusha Learning Cluster, a course focused on post-genocide historical memory. 

Inema holds a BA in liberal arts from Soka University of America, and studied at the Institut Catholique de Paris. She also completed the Data Policy and Summer Scholars program at Harris Public Policy.

Baidoa, Somalia

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