Ruvimbo Mushavi ’17

Ruvimbo Mushavi ’17 hails from Harare, Zimbabwe, and majored in international relations with a minor in French. She played on the varsity field hockey team all four years at Mount Holyoke, serving as a co-captain in her junior and senior years. Some of her accolades include being honored to the NEWMAC All-Conference Team, Longstreth/NFHCA New England East Region Team and Longstreth/NFHCA All-America Third Team. Outside of athletics, Mushavi was a member of Mount Holyoke’s Diversions A Cappella. After graduation, she was selected to be a Global Health Corps fellow and began working at The Grassroot Project, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C.

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August 23, 2017

She. Who. Conquers. Fear.

One thing I learned at Mount Holyoke? Include a fun fact when you introduce yourself. So, here goes: I love quotes. Each semester, I decorated an inspiration wall with sticky notes and posters. One of my favorites is by Nelson Mandela: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave [wo]man is not [s]he who does not feel afraid, but [s]he who conquers that fear.”

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