Mr. Shingi Mavima

Shingi Mavima is a Ph.D candidate in the African American and African program at Michigan State University. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Mavima holds a B.A in international relations from Grand Valley State University (Michigan,) and a Masters of International Affairs degree from Pennsylvania State University. He has published two poetry anthologies, Homeward Bound and Mirage of Days Old, as well as one novel, Pashena. 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Boitshoko Molefhi

Boitshoko attained his BSc in Microbiology from Michigan State University and has recently completed a BA in Public Policy from the same institution. During his tenure there, he worked as a research assistant in both fields of study contributing to ground-breaking work in drug discovery in the fight against tuberculosis, and collegiate curriculum design respectively. he has worked for multiple organizations, from start-ups to established universities in sustainable policy frameworks design, policy assessment, as well as inter-organizational quality assurance standardization policy. Combining his acumen from both fields, his current interest is understanding the importance of the microbiome as human civilizations modernize. Agriculture is particularly important in this respect because micro-organism ecosystems can make or break productivity. As such, he pursues ways to find synergy between these ecosystems and technology – and more importantly, the possible health implications as a consequence of this interaction. He currently holds the position of ‘Business Development Strategist’ at XB Keakopa Explore (Botswana), where he facilitates strategy to create innovate ways for SMMEs to expand their market imprint in Botswana and ultimately in the global arena. In addition to this, he is pursuing his masters degree in public policy at Michigan State University.  

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Ms. Colleen Northouse

 Colleen was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended Northview High School, graduating in 2009. She went on to attend Grand Rapids Community College, later transferring to Grand Valley State University, and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. She is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing. Colleen has always had a passion for caring for others, whether they be children, adults, or furry friends. She enjoys traveling, hoping one day to work as a Missionary Nurse in impoverished nations. She has volunteered with other organisations such as Supper House, West Michigan Refugee Center, Hispanic Center of West Michigan, Spectrum Health’s Renucci House, and GVSU’s Annual Community Health Fair.  She has been a supporter of CLUBHOUSE International since its inception. 

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Mr. Takunda Mavima

 Takunda Mavima was born in Zimbabwe but moved to the United States before his first birthday. Takunda grew up Grand Rapids with very few opportunities to visit Zimbabwe. In an effort to bridge the gap between the life he knows in the U.S. and his roots in Zimbabwe, Takunda has joined our board to increase our social outreach and communication. Takunda works for a travel accommodation industry and on his free time, he likes playing tennis & exploring the latest advancements in consumer technology.


 

 

 

 

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