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Meet the Team


Parfait Masungi

Parfait was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He earned a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is currently pursuing a Ph.D.
in Structural Engineering at Princeton University.

During his free time, Parfait enjoys doing various activities such as writing, reading, exercising, cooking,
exploring new places, and spending time with family and friends.

Brand Marketing & Promotion

Uzair Malik

Uzair is a sophomore at Princeton University studying Electrical and Computer Engineering with minors in Statistics & Machine Learning and Robotics & Intelligent Systems. As a native of Kansas City, Missouri, he is interested in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through his involvement in Matriculate and Leadership Enterprise of Diverse America.


Gabriel Ennin

Gabriel is a first-year student hailing from the Chicago area majoring in Economics complemented by certificates in Finance and Applications of Computing. Being of Ghanaian descent, Gabriel has a deep-rooted passion for Africa’s economic growth and development. He is committed to contributing to ensure the continent’s prosperity and progress.

Business Development

Jeielle Habinam

Coming soon!

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Jules Mpano

Jules is an undergraduate student from Rwanda concentrating in Computer Science in the Bachelor of Science of Engineering track with a certificate in Entrepreneurship. He is interested in helping African-based startups to expand to the United States and other parts of the world.

Rosalia Mwidege

Rosalia is an undergraduate student looking forward to majoring in Economics with minors in Finance, Statistics & Machine Learning, Entrepreneurship and African Studies. With a strong  passion in Economics, Entrepreneurship and Finance in Africa, ASP is the right place to nurture this passion.

Speaker Coordination

Esset Teshome

Esset is an undergraduate student from Ethiopia concentrating in the School of Public and International Affairs with a focus on educational polices with a certificate in Translation and Intercultural communication. She is interested in providing access and opportunities for success in Africa.

Funke Aderonmu

Funke is a Masters in Public Affairs candidate ‘24 at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). She is passionate about developing evidence-based and equitable policy solutions to combat poverty and promote inclusive economic development in Africa.


Felix Ackon

Felix is a fourth year PhD Candidate in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. He was born in Ghana, but spent most of his life in Newark, Delaware. In his free time, Felix enjoys exercising, long walks, listening to music/podcasts, and comedy shows.

Oluwatise Okeremi

Oluwatise is an undergraduate student concentrating in the Schol of Public Policy and International Affairs with a minor in East Asian Department and a certificate in Entrepreneurship. As someone who grew up in the United States, Malaysia and Nigeria, she is interested in country development. 

Senior Advisors

Tevin Singei

Tevin Singei is a Kenyan in Princeton's Undergraduate Class of 2024 studying Political Economy in the Economics Department.


Tevin is excited about the intersection of business and policy analysis, and is passionate about the role of Public-Private Partnerships in bolstering the development of emerging economies. Outside school and work, he enjoys hiking and spending time with friends.

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Mutemwa Masheke

Mutemwa is a Zambian national and a senior at Princeton University studying Computer Science in the school of engineering. Drawing inspiration from his work in Zambia Robotics and work experience with Microsoft, Mutemwa has had a keen interest in Afrofuturism and the impact of technology on people from all over the African Diaspora.


A large amount of Mutemwa's interest also lies in entrepreneurship in the technology sector and its influence on policy, economics and equality in all parts of the world. Mutemwa believes that the future of the Afriican continent is the prioritization of pan-African development and is commited to contributing to the prioritization of African people from across the world in all sectors of the global economy.

Tecla Mafa

Tecla is an undergraduate student from Zimbabwe concentrating in Neuroscience with a certificate in French. She is interested in the trajectory of relations between post-colonial Africa and Europe and the recognition of African indigenous epistemology globally.

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