Tatenda K. Mabikacheche

Tatenda K. Mabikacheche grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe. She moved to the United States to pursue a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics at Ave Maria University. Immediately after graduating from her undergraduate studies, Tatenda worked as an economic policy research intern at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC. Her research focused on tax, health-care, housing, and environmental policy issues. Most recently, she served as a Program Associate at the same company, AEI, where she managed public policy educational programs for undergraduate students. Her primary policy interests are in international development issues, such as, education, youth development, labor-economics and governance. She enjoys volunteering at programs that assist the homeless in her local community and conducts pro-bono consulting for non-profits. Tatenda is an aspiring social entrepreneur. Upon graduation from the Master of Public Policy program at the Frank Batten School, she hopes to work in international consulting and in the long-term, hopes to start a social venture and a public policy think-tank back in Zimbabwe.