Patricia Mubirigi ‘17

Hometown: Rockford, IL
Major: Psychology
Future Plans: Become a college academic adviser

Patricia Mubirigi is using her personal experience to help fellow students make better decisions when choosing classes. At the University of Illinois Springfield, Mubirigi is a peer adviser and intern for the Office of Advising Services, Information, and Support (OASIS). She is also a member of the University Bible Fellowship and a peer educator for InQueery, where she speaks to students about combating homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism through innovative activities and workshops. Mubirigi, who grew up in Rockford, Illinois, but is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, says she’s learned many lessons about leadership by being involved at UIS. “You have to be your own leader, kind of take a hand in it,” she said. “Without you taking a hand in in, you can’t be a leader.”

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.


Posted on November 27, 2017