Areas of Expertise
- Engineering, Systems
- Engineering, Telecommunications
- Space craft and related electrical and electronics components
- Management of complex systems
- Wireless mobile telecommunications
The Top Three Things I Would Like to Learn or Experience During my Mentorship
- Develop solutions and extract results from the information generated.
- Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering challenges.
- Critical thinking and solutions-based skills.
Ideal Company Type
My ideal host company will support the advancement of my career, especially in the fields related to airspace and engineering systems. Also, considering the fact that in order to ensure effectiveness of any system there is a need to have various mechanisms and tools in place to ensure safety and conformity with acceptable conditions, I would also welcome an opportunity to an experience a host company which promotes airworthiness directives. My ideal host company will also foster a multicultural workplace.
- Aviation Maintenance Management
- Safety Oversight Management Diploma
- ETOPS Maintenance
- Aviation Legislation
- FAA Regulations
- Borescope Inspection
- Flight Data Management
- Flight Data Monitoring
Additional Technical Skills
Trained on Boeing 737 level two system course; Bombardier DHC-8-Q400(P&WC PW150); Avionics course airbus A330-300/200, Avionics course (T1+T2) Airbus A330-200/300; Aircraft Airworthiness and Air Carrier Certification and compliance ICAO SARPS (IATA).
What impact will your mentorship have on your career and professional path?
The mentorship will help me increased my knowledge using the expertise and networks I will be exposed to, and I will be able to expand my interest in STEM careers and move towards career advancement. The mentorship will also help me to develop new strategies and solutions to existing challenges faced in my professional fields. Finally, the opportunities to network will allow me to exchange and share ideas to promote collaboration.
What will be your most valuable contribution to your TechWomen host company?
I intend to share some homegrown solutions that we have been using to improve the welfare of the Rwandan people. This includes the system we use to evaluate institutions and individual annual goals, called "imihigo." The system includes a performance management tool that government institutions and public servants sign at the beginning of the financial year. Next is "umuganda" (community volunteer work), which takes place on the last Saturday of each month. Through umuganda, together we clean the places where we live. Umuganda promotes unity and reconciliation. Finally, we have a program called "mutuel de sante" which ensures that all Rwandans are covered by a health insurance.
After participating in the TechWomen program, how will you leverage your mentorship experience to make an impact in your home country?
I intend to share some lessons learned in girls' and women's community groups that I lead or am part of. I would like to initiate a pilot program that will encourage women to pursue STEM and promote awareness among Rwandan women about the TechWomen program and STEM related opportunities. As a developing country with a goal of developing and boosting the aviation industry, the experience and skills that I will gain from TechWomen will increase my technical know-how in the spacecraft domain. Hence, I can contribute to my company's growth and the Rwandan aviation sector.
Years of Full-time Work Experience5
Primary Professional Focus
- IT systems and/or data analysis
- Mechanical or aerospace specialist
- QA and testing
Current/Most Recent Job
- Title and Company: Development Engineer-Avionics, RwandAir Ltd
- Direct Reports: 2
- Type: Full-time
- Location: Kigali, Rwanda
- Dates: August 10, 2013 –
Collect and compile technical log entries and related data; evaluate and monitor airworthiness and regulatory requirements; monitor alert levels and prevention of systems and components malfunctions; monitor actions and follow-ups for systems/power plants to ensure scheduled aircraft operations are not prejudiced; compile and review reliability data as required; distribute reliability reports to assist in internal organization and decision-making processes in relation to troubleshooting; recommend time adjustment intervals for scheduled maintenance; recommend and coordinate immediate corrective actions on critical failures which could affect the airworthiness of the aircraft; recommend and coordinate appropriate corrective action to restore performance to an acceptable level in cases where a deviation from the performance is indicated.
- Title and Company: Call Center Agent, MTN Rwanda
- Type: Part-time
- Location: Kigali, Rwanda
- Dates: November 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010
Managed receptionist area, including greeting visitors and responding to telephone and
in-person requests for information; wrote reports and correspondence from dictation and handwritten notes; dispersed incoming mail to correct recipients throughout the office; configured mobile data and internet for external clients through phone calls.
Highest Level of Education CompletedBachelor's
- Institution: Kigali Institute of Science and Technology
- Degree Awarded: Bachelor's
- Major: Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
- Location: Kigali, Rwanda
- Completion Date: January 1, 2013