Alumni Feature: Agaba Bisengo (Spring 2006)

A year ago I accepted a new job at Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) in Kigali, Rwanda, where I serve as the Transformation Advancement and Deputy Team Leader. I am in charge of donor relations and grant management. Prior to UOB, I worked as the Executive Assistant to the President of Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) in Arlington VA. I graduated from Ashford University with a Master’s in Business Administration: concentration in Organizational Leadership/Management in 2010. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: concentration in International Relations and a minor in Economics from Messiah College in 2006. In my final year at Messiah College, I did an internship at the World Vision Office in Washington, DC through the American Studies Program in DC. After graduating from Messiah College, I led a mission of 14 American students to Congo and Rwanda. Their task was to teach math and English and minister to orphans. On March 31, 2009, I learned I had won a full scholarship from Ashford University while as a guest on the Tyra Banks Show. Prior to IGE, I worked as a Research Coordinator for the Corporate Executive Board, a best practice research firm serving over 3,700 leading corporations and nonprofit institutions. I supported three program leaders with editing, client communication, and meeting planning. I have been calling Silver Spring, MD home since 1996. I am married to Alexis Sharangabo and we have two boys: Mihigo and Muhoza.


Agaba is pictured with her husband, Alexis, in front of the Rwanda King’s House in Nyanza, Rwanda

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