Mireille has worked to empower women in her native country of Democratic Republic of Congo for the past four years. She leads an NGO called StrongWomen DRC, where she promotes girls’ education and empowers rural victims of sexual violence through capacity building interventions in technology, agriculture, and advocacy of equal rights and opportunities. Mireille served as the Gender Program Officer for a local NGO called SAMWAKI, where she focused on initiating peace-building activities. In 2013, she organized the “Children Integration and Education Empowerment” project. She also served as an interpreter and facilitator in empowerment workshops for women and coordinated children outreach programs for the Walungu Community Development Trust in the south Kivu province. As a member of YALI (the Young African Leaders Initiative), she has been selected for the 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship Civic Leaders Program. Mireille holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Universite Officielle de Bukavu. from the University of Dschang and a post-graduate Technical Education Diploma in the Teaching of Economics (DIPET 1) from The University of Bamenda. He speaks English, French, and Ngemba.