Poli Sci Alumna Honored by White House
An alumna of the University of Minnesota's Political Science Ph.D program has been named a "Champion of Change" by the Obama administration. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg was honored at the White House on Monday January 30th.
She was recognized at an event celebrating the achievements of trailblazers in American diaspora communities with roots int he Horn of Africa-- leaders who build strong communities and mobilize networks across borders to address global challenges. The event was hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement in collaboration with the Secretary of State's Office of Global Partnerships and allowed White House officials and agency representatives to participate in discussions with the Champions about the work they are doing. More information can be found at www.whitehouse.gov/champions.