Sandrine Rukundo-Center for International Policy & Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Sandrine Rukundo

CIPI Research Alumni


Sandrine Rukundo is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, where she earned a Masters in Public Policy and Management. Her interests include international policy and development, program evaluation, the promotion of gender, youth, and underrepresented populations in these arenas. 

Prior to her work at the Heinz College, Rukundo received her degree in International Affairs and African Studies Certificate from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Upon graduating from the Heinz College, she accepted a position as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State.

Rukundo focuses on the subject areas of violence against women and women’s economic empowerment, which is a continuation of the work she began as an apprentice through the Heinz College Washington DC MSPPM program. As a CIPI summer research associate, her portfolio focused on improving transparency and electoral participation in African democracies.