Ange Iliza

2022 Fellowship Alumna, Rwanda

Becoming a leader through the Mandela Washington Fellowship

Woman in traditional dress holds a diploma next to a lectern
Ange accepts her Fellowship completion certificate.

When I applied for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, my concept of leadership was complex and misinformed. I expected to come back and become a leader of something… Six weeks down the road, I am relieved that I was wrong.”

Ange Iliza, 2022 Fellowship Alumna, Rwanda

For the second summer in a row, Wayne State University hosted a Leadership in Public Management Institute as a part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. It was a transformative experience for the 25 Fellows from 18 countries who were placed there – including Ange Iliza, 2022 Fellowship Alumna from Rwanda. Read her reflections on her experience and how it changed her perception of leadership and future goals in this blog post for Wayne State’s Office of International Programs.

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