IEW Profile: Mercy Chepkwony

International Education Week (IEW) celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education are part of a joint initiative to promote programs that prepare Americans for the global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. This IEW profile is part of a series during International Education Week from November 14 to 18, 2022.

Q: What is your name? 

Mercy Chepkwony

Q: Where are you from?


Q: What is your program? 

Community Resources and Development

Q: What is your school or department? 

School of Community Resources and Development

Q: Who is your faculty chair or mentor? 

Dr. Christine Buzinde 

Q: As an international student can you indicate what type of funding you received from ASU’s Graduate College? 

Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship

Q: How has this Graduate College funding impacted your studies, research and experience here at ASU?

As a recipient of the IEF 2021-22 award, I frequently remind myself to celebrate every part of me that fits the definition of 'minority.' I am reminded that I deserve the best and should strive for better opportunities in life because there is always something beautiful for me!

Q: When are you expected to graduate?

May 2023