Election Year: 2021
Election Constituency: Global
Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence
Rhodes Identifier: Cameroon & Oriel 2021
Beauclaire Mbanya Jr. graduated cum laude with distinction from the University of Rochester, where he received a BSc. in Chemical Engineering. He is currently doing a master's degree in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar. He was the 2019 Davis Project for Peace winner, where he designed and implemented the "Togetherness for Peace" project aimed at supporting internally displaced women from crisis affected regions and providing alternatives to violent offenders in Cameroon. He was also the co-founder of CareforSeven, an organization creating energy innovators among youths in developing countries.
At Oxford, Beauclaire intends to conduct research on issues at the intersection of sustainable energy, technology and policy development. He hopes to address energy accessibility in Africa. He loves singing, football and basketball.