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Chemistry and Biology


Kabuye, Kigali, Rwanda



What do you like the most about UNI?

The things I like most about UNI: it’s a small campus compared to other universities in the state of Iowa; size of class in terms of how many students are in a class so that it is easier to collaborate among your classmates and get to know each other and share culture and other things (particularly if you are international student); faculty are very approachable anytime you have a question even outside of office hours, especially if English is not your first language (in my case it is the third language), helpful sources in terms of academic (tutors, Library, etc..), and hobbies ( WRC, tunnel etc...)

Do you participate in any on-campus organizations or activities?

Yes, I am a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the African Union. I am also co-president of Pre-Pharmacy. Each of these organizations does different activities every semester. For example, ACS did great Halloween activities last fall and I was part of it.

Do you work on campus?

 Yes, I work on campus as a research assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as a technician for the Iowa Communications Network in the College of Education, and as a catering dining assistant in the Commons.

How did you determine your major... i.e. did you take a class, consult with UNI programs, inspired by someone or something?

I determined my major when I was in secondary school in Rwanda where I actually studied biochemistry that was biology combined with chemistry.