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Christopher "Kit" Dobyns '13 is a 2013 Rhodes Scholar. At Cornell, he majored in Africana studies with minors in inequality studies, and law and society. A Meinig Family Cornell National Scholar, he has studied Swahili and Zulu, taught English in Rwanda, worked at an orphanage in Tanzania, developed a curriculum for South Africa's National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities, and created a curriculum on human rights abuses for a high school in Rwanda. He also founded a company that distributes low-cost energy in rural Nigeria, and founded a nonprofit that provides consulting to social entrepreneurs. At Oxford, Dobyns plans to complete a master's degree in refugee studies.
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