People

Our Team

Moses Swai

Moses Swai

President

Moses is a senior in Mechanical Engineering with an interest in design and mechatronics. Coming from Tanzania, he believes Africa is sitting on a pot of gold in terms of resources and opportunities. He envisions an industrialized Africa being the key to sustainable development in the continent. Although passionate about soccer, he also likes playing FIFA, building/making random things and listening to music.

Robel Mengistu

Robel Mengistu

Vice President

Robel is an Addis Ababan senior at Stanford who is majoring in Computer Science. He’s currently curious about the application of artificial intelligence in poverty alleviation in Africa. In his spare time, Robel enjoys mentoring his Fifa and ping-pong playing friends.

David Rosenzweig

David Rosenzweig

Financial Officer

David Rosenzweig is currently a sophomore at Stanford University. Although he is currently undeclared, he intendeds to study both economics and International Relations with a concentration in Africa. He has an deep passion for wildlife photography and conservation work and has travelled all throughout Africa documenting the plight of its wildlife. Aside from photography, David has interests in both entrepreneurship and investment banking and wants to combine these interests to focus on helping African companies grow their own economies.

Priscilla Agbeo

Priscilla Agbeo

Events Coordinator

Priscilla Agbeo is currently a senior at Stanford University majoring in African and African American Studies with a minor in Global Studies. She was born in Ghana and migrated to Chicago, IL at the age of nine. In Chicago, she discovered a passion for the development and sustainability of Africa and her community on the South Side. She is particularly interested in poverty alleviation and bottom-up innovations that empower less privileged communities. In the past, she has worked at the Center for Democratic Development in Ghana and MAPSCorps in Chicago. Priscilla enjoys writing poetry, appreciating the allure of nature, and engaging people in stimulating conversations. She hopes to make a positive impact through radical imagination and community building.

Redeat Gebeyehu

Redeat Gebeyehu

Marketing Director

Redeat is an undergraduate student at Stanford from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is majoring in Human Biology with a Global Health concentration and minoring in African Studies. She sees herself working in the public health sector and building better health systems in sub- Saharan Africa. She hopes to create a continental network of health care activists who advocate for reforms that broaden medical care accesses and services. Besides that, she would like to work on various women empowerment projects all over the continent. She enjoys reading, travelling, and hanging out with loved ones.

Amal El-Ghazaly

Amal El-Ghazaly

Senior Member

Amal El-Ghazaly graduated with her PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford in 2016 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California Berkeley. Her research focus is on micro- and nano-scale electronic devices. She is passionate about the advancement of education, especially in small rural communities across the African continent. In her free time, she enjoys running, cycling, cooking, and playing music.

Wakuna Galega

Wakuna Galega

Senior Member

Wakuna Galega is a Cameroonian in the 6th year of her PhD Program. She studies Environmental Engineering and particular focuses on making biodegradable plastics from methane gas through a microbial mediated process. She’s passionate about the sustainable development of our environment and making environmentally attractive products. Her desire is to partake in the advancement and implementation of emergent environmental initiatives on the African continent. Beyond academics, she loves cooking a variety of dishes.

Folake Ogunbanwo

Folake Ogunbanwo

Senior Member

Folake Ogunbanwo is a PhD student in Energy resources engineering interested in the simulation of reactive processes by hydrocarbons. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Folake is enthusiastic about ways in which technological advances can be effectively used to improve the standard of living of the less privileged in Africa. In her spare time, she loves to listen to music, read biographies and hike.

Ibrahima Tounkara

Ibrahima Tounkara

Member

Ibrahima Tounkara is currently a junior at Stanford University. Undeclared at the moment, Ibrahima is interested in matters that involve the fields of Economics and Engineering. Ibrahima has a deep passion for education and hopes to make an impact in improving education system in Senegal and beyond. He is fan of watching and playing soccer and enjoys debates.

Founders

Uche Monu

Uche Monu

Uche believes in creating an ecosystem where ideas are formed, discussions are had, and support is available with the ultimate goal of positively impacting our members, our communities and the world around us. Uche is passionate about the role of entrepreneurship in the technology, education, health and sporting sectors. In her free time, she enjoys writing, swimming, playing tennis and playing the piano. She holds an PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Johnny Giorgis

Johnny Giorgis

Johnny Giorgis, works as a Software Engineer at a Financial Technology company. His involvement in SAEN allows him to combine his interests in entrepreneurship, education and Africa. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, reading books and learning how to cook. He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Dufie Addo

Dufie Addo

Dufie is the CFO of mPharma Data Inc., an emerging market pharmacy benefits manager. Prior to that she worked as an Investment Officer at the Washington State Investment Board, an Investment Banking analyst with Lehman Brothers and the International Finance Corporation, and a Management Consultant with AngloGold Ashanti and Vodacom Congo, where she acted as a member of the Board. She holds an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BA in Chemistry and Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College.