Portia Uwase Zuba was born and raised in Kigali, Rwanda. She lived with her mother, two siblings, grandmother, and four other cousins. For that reason, Portia grew up loving large families. She began her higher education studies at Lewis & Clark College in the fall of 2017. It was her first time being that far away from home but she loved how close knit the college was and the strong support given to international students. At L&C, Portia joined the International Students of Lewis and Clark committee, the Entrepreneurship Club, Intervarsity, and the Bollywood Dance Club. When she is not studying, working in the APP office (which has been an absolute joy) and attending to the commitments of the organizations she is a part of, she enjoys watching Bollywood movies, reading and dancing.