Carine Basenge officially graduates from the University of Louisville on Friday with a degree in Psychology.
Basenge was born in Rwanda, but her parents fled to South Africa during the Rwandan genocide. They lived in South Africa under asylum and she came to the United States as a refugee in 2014.
When Basenge enrolled at UofL, she became heavily involved in the Louisville community.
“The University of Louisville gave me a place to belong,” Basenge said. “I’ve never felt like I’ve really belonged anywhere until I started school at the University of Louisville.”
Check out Basenge’s story in her own words below: