Hortense Minishi has always dreamed of making the world a better place. Early in life, she set a goal of working at the United Nations to promote peace. Orphaned at age 10 and raised by an aunt, she became a human rights lawyer in her native Kenya.
As a lawyer, she worked to support and resettle asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many of them were children affected by armed conflict.
After seven years of that work, she decided she wanted to do more than support refugees; she wanted to solve the root causes of international conflict. In 2021, she received a Fulbright and Hubert Humphrey scholarship to study human rights at the University of Minnesota.
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