Hope for Humanity
Ian Manzi ’18
Major: Data science
Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda
Barbara Barasky Birnbaum and Scott M. Birnbaum Class of 1981 Scholarship recipient
Ian Manzi knows how to analyze data and think critically. He also knows that solving the world’s most pressing challenges requires bringing people together. Last year, Ian and Derrick Murekezi ’19, a geology major from Nyagatare, Rwanda, received a $10,000 grant from Davis Projects for Peace, a competitive national program that promotes peace and intercultural understanding. Ian and Derrick used the grant funding to support and run a peace camp in Rwanda, uniting 32 local student leaders. The program now boasts more than 200 participants across the country. With “critical thinking as a tool for peace,” Ian is committed to making an impact on a global scale.
—Michelle Hildreth and Margaret Bogumil, December 2017