SIHMA | Scalabrini Institute For Human Mobility In Africa

Nathan Mangena

Nathan is a 4th-year student at Michigan State University studying political science with a minor in law, justice, and public policy. He was born and raised in the United States by Zimbabwean Immigrant parents. He has a strong interest in international development and economic sustainability and seeks to eventually practice as a lawyer in those areas. 

Nathan is an avid fan of basketball and enjoys spending his free time watching and playing sport as well as spending copious amounts of time with friends and family. 

"Working at SIHMA was one of the most enriching experiences of my life and I will forever be grateful to the entire team of SIHMA and of the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town for the love they showed me and their investment into my success during my time there and beyond. Within my first few days I knew that I'd learn a lot about all things migration and the several ways in which I could contribute to the support of human rights and migrants. There wasn't one question I asked that was left unanswered--and even if there weren't clear answers, the wisdom and perspectives of my colleagues and supervisors was rich and full of nuance. The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town and all of the people who I had the opportunity to form relationships with from Employment Access to Women's Platform to Lawrence House and beyond will forever hold a very special place in my heart. All-in-all, my time at SIHMA offered me so much from life-long relationships to practical opportunities following my internship and it is an experience that I will hold in highest regard for the rest of my life."