In 2001, Eugenie moved to the USA to start a new life journey. She attended The College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, where she earned a Bachelor�s of Science Degree in Social Work. Shocked by the lack of knowledge about the genocide among her classmates and teachers, Eugenie began to publicly speak about her experiences during the genocide Eight years later, her story has been heard by thousands of students and community members throughout the country.
From listening to hundreds of teachers and students she met through her public appearances, Eugenie learned of a growing desire among students to learn more about the world outside their country�s borders. It is in response to their demands that Eugenie recently created a social enterprise company with a vision to develop an oral tradition-based lesson plans module to reactivate interest in global education, and contribute to global learning by facilitating development, access and distribution of education materials to educators and students worldwide. Eugenie also provides cross-cultural sensitivity training to human service providers.
Eugenie�s innovative approach to reintroduce story telling and sharing is a viable mechanism to broaden our understanding of the world we inhabit, curb biases about the "others," and celebrate all colors of humanity.
Eugenie has a combined experience of over 14 years in the Social Services mainly working with displaced families both in Rwanda and the USA. She is also a frequent panelist on issues of genocide, conflict transformation, community rehabilitation, trauma and grief counseling.