Tengetile Tezzy Nhlengethwa (Brown University 2013 – 2017, Waterford Kamhlaba UWC 2006 – 2012, Waterford Kamhlaba UWC SRC President 2011 – 2012 ). Her studies have consistently been inspired by her love for the African continent and her wish to be a part of Africa’s development trajectory. Grounded in understanding the relationships and power asymmetries between multilateral institutions and African states, her academic interests have interrogated policy processes and citizen participation in governance. A published scholar in Africa and democracy, she has worked for the Common Markets for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). An accomplished debater and public speaker, Tezzy has broadened her intellectual curiosity by participating in the World Schools Debate Championship, Pan African Universities Debate Championship and North American Universities Debate Championship. Tezzy was judge at the World Universities Debate Championships in Malaysia in 2015, an active member of Brown Debate Union and a student representative in the Watson Institute’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee. Fresh out of university, she looks forward to finding her place in positively contributing towards Africa’s development.