Mac Mugabo was born and raised in Rwanda, and currently goes to Marist college in New York, where he majors in Economics and Political Science. He aspires to portray the human experience in its vastness and depth. Mac has worked with the government of Rwanda, where he served as a Macroeconomics policy intern, contributing to the design of Rwanda’s seven year strategic development plan. Presently, Mac is working with an NGO—Rural & Migrant Ministry—to combat the challenges that curb the experiences of immigrant farmers and their families as they acclimate to their lives in the U.S. His peculiar interest in immigration policy stems from his experience as a child of parents who were forced into refugee status due to the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda. Mac aspires to pursue a career in the realms of humanitarian work—all in the hopes of fracturing the landscapes of injustice and deprivation.
Updated May 2019
More from Mac Mugabo
Finding Hope After A Genocide
Humanity in Action Fellow Mac Mugabo reflects on his time during the 2019 Sarajevo Fellowship
Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina Closing Ceremony 2019
Watch a short clip of the closing ceremony of the 2019 Humanity in Action Fellowship in Sarajevo.
Building Bridges: Crossing Entity Lines in Bosnia & Herzegovina
New Approaches to Reconciliation among New Generations in BiH is a film that shows the perspective of young people in Bosnia & Herzegovina on what they think of reconciliation and mobility.
Humanity in Action Announces the 2019 US Fellows Cohort