Grace Munene, MSC

International Summer Service Learning Program Africa Assistant Director
Office Phone: 
574-631-0421
Office Address: 
156 Geddes Hall

Grace Munene is the International Summer Service Learning  Assistant Program Director for Africa at the Center for Social Concerns. Prior to joining the Center, she facilitated the development and implementation of different education and training programs within the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD). These included the U.S. Department of State, Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders; USAID| Notre Dame Global Development Fellowships; and USAID|fhi360 University Partnership between the University of Notre Dame and Balkh University.

Prior to joining NDIGD, she worked in program management, research and communication departments for the African Palliative Care Association (APCA), Uganda. Some of her previous roles include evaluating health outcomes in patients in several hospitals in Kenya; integrating legal services in hospice care in Uganda; promoting access to pain medication in several African countries including Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania and Cote d’Ivoire; and writing articles on hospice and palliative care news from Africa.

She has also been involved in developing and promoting literacy programs for different age groups while working with the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana. She received her MSC in Applied Anthropology focusing on global health issues from the University of North Texas, Denton, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Grace joined the Center staff in October 2017.