Barakaeli Mbise is pursuing a Masters in African Studies, with a focus on Tourism. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Education majoring in History and English from St. Augustine University of Tanzania (Jordan University-Morogoro campus) in 2015. He taught English at Jaffery International School in Arusha, Tanzania, and researched "The History of Teaching and Learning Resources," a case study of Bangata secondary school in Arusha, for his undergraduate degree. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football (soccer), listening to music, and learning more about American culture and language. He was a recipient of the 2018-2019 Fulbright FLTA (Swahili) scholarship. Baraka currently serves as the Vice-President of the Graduate Students in African Studies (GSAS) student organization and volunteers for ASP outreach.
Graduate Student, African Studies/School of Public Health
Associate Instructor (Islam in Africa), African Studies Program