Debbie Nyakaru is a first-generation college student and a first-generation American, born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a senior majoring in Global and Public Health Sciences with a minor in Health Policy. Her on campus extracurricular activities include Parliamentarian of the Student Assembly, Outreach Chair of the Senior Class Campaign, Class of 2020 Convocation Committee Member, and working as a Cornell-in-Washington Student Ambassador. She spent her first three years at Cornell serving in various positions in the First-Generation College Student community. In her free time, she loves fine dining with friends, online shopping, traveling, and discussing American and Global politics.