Alvine Murielle Sangang
Alvine was born and raised in Douala, Cameroon. She graduated from high school in the summer of 2006 and later came to the United States as an international student in January 2007.She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, Texas) in May 2010.During her undergraduate studies she was fortunate to participate in an NSF funded policy internship program hosted by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University (Atlanta, Georgia). This experience developed her inquisitive spirit towards the field of policy studies, ultimately leading her to apply to Public Policy PhD programs.
She is currently a first year doctoral student in Public Policy at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. She is a Research Assistant at the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, and an intern at the Center for Peace, Democracy and Development. Her research interests can be attributed to her broad field of International Development. She hopes to engage in policy research pertaining to higher education, microfinance, and women empowerment as they relate to the poverty alleviation debate in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Alvine believes in the potential of the contemporary African diaspora in harnessing development issues of the continent. She is committed to dedicating her career to addressing the aforementioned topics within Sub-Saharan Africa policymaking arenas. Being part of Youth Action Africa not only provides her with a sense of pride, but also gives her hope that there is value in young Africans domestically and abroad.