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Michaellah Mapotaringa

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Michaellah Mapotaringa

Student Engagement Administrator

Start Date

October 2023


Education in Emergencies • Writing Flash Fiction • Traveling • Cooking • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

“Studying abroad opens up your world to new cultures, experiences, and people. This formative experience not only changes your world but that of the people you engage with as your authentic self.”


Michaellah earned a Master of Public Policy and a Master of Science in African Studies from the University of Oxford. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University.

Travel Experience

Michaellah’s study abroad experience includes five years in the United States, two years in the United Kingdom, and two months in Tanzania for a language study abroad program. Michaellah is widely traveled having visited South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, Canada, Liberia, Australia, the UK, and the United States.

Did You Know?

Michaellah loves hosting dinner parties.