Earlier this fall, 32 Americans were named Rhodes Scholars. Of this group, three were African American women. Joining these three Black women at Oxford next fall will be Dalumuzi Mhlanga, a senior at Harvard University who is a native of Zimbabwe. Mhlanga was named a Rhodes Scholar as part of the international contingent of winners of these prestigious awards.
At Harvard, Mhlanga served as assistant director of the Leadership Institute and vice president of the Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa. He was the student representative to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Committee on Public Service. Mhlanga is the founder of Lead Us Today, a nonprofit organization that provides entrepreneurial training to high school students in Zimbabwe.
At Oxford, Mhlanga plans to earn a master’s degree in social anthropology.