Peggy Mativo – Cambridge, Massachusetts


Peggy is an undergraduate at Harvard University where she majors in Chemistry, minors in East Asian Studies and has earned a citation in Mandarin. Outside the classroom, she has worked as a Mentor and tutor in the Harvard-Alston Educational Portal, a Campus Ambassador with Teach for China and a Captain at DormCrew, Harvard’s largest student-run, student-managed employer on campus.

Peggy Mativo

Peggy Mativo

Peggy is passionate about education access and community engagement and works at various levels of their intersection to connect the right people with the resources they need to succeed. She’s currently on a year off from Harvard to focus on building PACE (PACE stands for Promoting Access to Community Education) and the PanAfrican Scholars Program (PanASP), both of which she founded earlier on this year. Peggy’s most recent achievements include winning a Clinton Global Initiate University Commitment of the Year award, joining the Harambee Entrepreneurial Alliance as an affiliate and completing a prestigious summer research fellowship with Harvard’s PRISE (Program for Research in Science and Engineering).

She also gave an inspiring Student Address at Harvard’s annual Convocation ceremony to welcome the 1600 freshman in Harvard’s class of 2016. Having taught as a volunteer in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and led pre-university programs for her church, Parklands Baptist, she brings more than 2 years of experience in effectively working with and facilitating young volunteers.

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