My name is Nakawala Mirembe Flavia, a third year student of Medical Laboratory Sciences (BMLS) at Clarke International University. I am currently serving as the representative for BMLS on the Students’ Guild, a Minister of State for Information, a treasurer for the Divine Mercy Catholic Community and a volunteer with Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue Foundation.
In December 2017, a friend shared a link with me that was calling for applications for Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) on Women’s Leadership. The program was looking out for young women leaders between 18 and 25 years of age who were already serving in positions of leadership at their institutions. Given the leadership opportunities that CIU had availed me, I went ahead and submitted my application. It was a highly competitive process and I was among the lucky four ladies who were chosen from Uganda.