Sophie Umazi Mvurya ’16

photo of Sophie Umazi Mvurya Major: Politics, Law & Society

Project(s):
House of Tahzi (Spring 2014-15)
From The Block To The Booth (Spring 2016-17)
I Am Kenyan (Fall 2011-12)


Sophie Umazi Mvurya is from Kenya and graduated from Oberlin with an Honors in Politics, a major in Law & Society, and minors in Africana Studies and Economics. At Oberlin, Mvurya was on the Strategic planning and Steering Committee where she conducted financial analyses of its $800 million endowment and made budgetary recommendations to the Board of Trustees. An active social entrepreneur, Mvurya began I Am Kenyan; a global youth-led peace campaign that brought over 8 million people to unite in response to the threat of violence during the Kenyan 2013 General Elections. Mvurya is a TedX Teen fellow and has been profiled as one of the Top Ten Teens who changed the world by BBC.  She was selected as a finalist for the coveted Stanford MBA Africa Fellowship.