Elizabeth Nalunga (F'19)

Elizabeth Nalunga received her undergraduate degree in foreign service from Georgetown University in May 2019. She majored in regional and comparative studies with a focus on East Africa and the Middle East, and she minored in Arabic. Her concentration led her to complete an honors thesis on protest methodologies in colonial East Africa. Her interest in the long term effects of colonialism was influenced by her volunteer work in Central America, South Africa, and New Mexico. Her other work experiences include interning for the Federal Trade Commission, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and the Congressional Black Caucus.

Nalunga was the 2016 Patrick Healy Scholarship recipient. Throughout her time at Georgetown, she remained an active member of the Georgetown Scholarship Program, the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, and the Georgetown NAACP Chapter. She also worked for the Georgetown Alumni Association as a student ambassador for the Discovery Initiative, where she helped foster a stronger conversation between alumni and the university.

As someone who cares deeply about social justice and criminal justice reform, Nalunga has her eyes set on law school. With her J.D., she hopes to engage in legislative work in order to deconstruct the harmful socio-economic structures that systematically disadvantage marginalized groups. She currently serves as the litigation manager for the Office of General Counsel at Georgetown University.

Nalunga will be featured on the What Does it Mean to be a Hoya panel with Tammee Thompson (C'91), Sam Harvey (L'83), Tyree Jones (L'86, P'21), and President John J. DeGioia.