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Christelle Inema

Pearson Fellow Alum


Christelle Inema, MPP’23, currently serves as a Financial Analyst at the University of Chicago Medicine.

During her time at the Harris School of Public Policy, she successfully completed the Data Analytics certificate program. Additionally, she undertook an internship at the World Bank as a Development Impact summer analyst. Throughout the academic year, she held roles as a teaching assistant, tutor, and a graduate office specialist. As a Pearson fellow, she served as a research assistant for Pearson faculty member Professor Raul Sanchez de La Sierra and as a teaching assistant for Professor Austin Wright. She also played an active role on the leadership team of the Black Action in Public Policy (BAPPS) organization.

Before her tenure at Harris, she gained valuable experience through internships at organizations such as the Smithsonian Institute, Global Action Against Mass Atrocities, Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion in Rwanda, and Iriba Arts Center. Inema holds an undergraduate degree in Social Behavioral Sciences from Soka University of America. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the impact of policy on teenage pregnancies in Rwanda. During her undergraduate years, she co-founded both the Black Student Union and the Soka Student of Color Coalition. She is fluent in Kinyarwanda and French.

Baidoa, Somalia

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