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Cynthia, ENG'24

  • Major Computer Science
  • Hometown Nairobi, Kenya

One of Cynthia’s favorite moments so far at Penn was PennApps XXII, the largest college hackathon in the United States. Cynthia enjoyed it so much, she is now the Vice Chair for the sponsorship committee at PennApps. In this role, she has been able to interact and form relationships with representatives from prominent tech, finance, and investment companies. Cynthia tends to think through all the outcomes of a situation before jumping in, and it is that logic that drew her to study computer science. The classes at Penn are so diverse though that she can explore other interests in film and art while still focusing on her major. Coming from Kenya, she has been able to bond with students from across the globe over their shared experiences as international students. After she graduates, Cynthia plans to work as a data scientist for a couple of years before enrolling in an MBA program. She then hopes to be able to extend her gratitude for the Named Scholarships she received by supporting future Quakers herself one day.

“I get to be the first from my family and community to experience college, and thus serve as an inspiration to those who come after me.”