Evelyne Mugadia

I was born in Kenya and I was named after my great grandmother. Since my childhood, many people have fondly referred me to as Gogo (which means grandma).  For the past four years, I have been living in Arlington, Massachusetts. As an International Relations major focusing in political economy, I also chose to pursue a nexus minor in Law and Public Policy at MHC hoping to attend law school in the near future. I worked before as a travel consultant but my interest in law was sparked by my volunteering activities with BostonCares, Horizons for Homeless Children, working with the District Housing Court in Springfield, and attending a prelaw program in Rutgers School of Law in the summer of 2011.  In the past year, I took a break from the U.S. and moved to the U.K where I attended a study abroad program at the University of Essex in Colchester for about six months, after which I spent the summer interning with Rescue Steps Omwabini, an NGO trying to better lives of orphaned children and women in poverty, in the Western part of Kenya. I am back in the United States for my senior and final year at MHC.  I continue to work as a mentor at the Writing Center (SAW), a job I have held since 2011.  I also serve as the senator for the Frances Perkins Scholars Association, a member of the MHC Student Senate.

Evelyne Mugadia