Rachel Mbwiliza has joined First Access as an intern, providing overall administrative support for the day-to-day operations. Rachel assists in translating all First Access documents from English to Swahili, managing our client relationships through our online platform, organizing meeting notes and minutes, and ensuring the smooth logistical operations between our New York and Dar es Salaam offices. Rachel has worked with the Dar Teknohama Business Incubator, bringing to First Access her first-hand knowledge of its operations and protocols. She also served as an intern at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. While there, she had an opportunity to review their policies and data for her senior thesis on how the global financial crisis affected the tourism sector in Tanzania. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science in Economic Policy and Planning from Mzumbe University, as well as a Certificate in Microsoft Office systems.