Merab Twahirwa is a software product manager for Pivot Access, a software company based in Kigali. Besides her full-time job, she’s a member of Girls In ICT Rwanda, a group that mentors and speaks to teenage girls to encourage them to consider ICT as a career and also help them understand the importance of developing ICT skills in any career. Prior to joining Pivot Access, Merab worked as an Intern at IBM Research Africa, where she worked in a team to develop new business models for agribusiness value chains using mobile platforms. Merab holds a Master’s of Science degree in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Merab will continue to engage other fellows to enhance her network, focusing on bringing her company’s products to other African countries.