Innovation and Impact: Past Participants

Sophie Umazi Mvurya


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.

Participant biographies were submitted at the time of the project and may contain information that is no longer current.