Rufaro is an US-born Zimbabwean who spent the formative years of her life in Zimbabwe and moved back to the United States as a young adult. She joined MIV in 2013, with a background in women and girls’ rights, research, fundraising, and communications. Rufaro was previously Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa at Global Fund for Women and Editor and Content Developer for AfricaSpeaks4Africa, an online magazine, which lifts up and advances African perspectives on key socio-economic, cultural, and political issues. She was also Grants Manager and previous to that, Development Officer at Camfed, an international nonprofit supporting girls’ education in five African countries. Rufaro is co-founder of ThriveAfrica.us and sits on the Board of Priority Africa Network. She holds a master’s in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at University of Sussex.