Khalia is a new educator, eager to start her teaching career at Maranyundo Girls School (MGS). She received her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College, an all-girls HBCU, where students live and learn by the motto that we have “A Choice to Change the World.” She views her opportunity to teach English literacy at MGS as her chance to promote the empowerment of girls and to provide a quality education to underrepresented students. Khalia believes that her role as an English coach will allow more opportunities for the students to achieve their dreams. Additionally, she believes that it is imperative to support students in developing their voice and their will to take action. She encourages students to be an advocate for issues that concern them and others. At Spelman College, Khalia was afforded the opportunity to study abroad in Kigali. There, she became aware of her calling to teach following a visit to the Gisimba Memorial Center, which serves as both an orphanage and school. Her time spent in Rwanda heightened her sense of community and the importance of education. She is returning to Rwanda with a newfound purpose in helping young people attain the knowledge and skills to navigate life. In Khalia’s free time, she enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures, listening to music, and dining at restaurants.