Mbuyi Kalala is a RISE AmeriCorps member with EMBARC Waterloo.
Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mbuyi lived in South Africa before coming to the United States in 2018. She is currently studying at Hawkeye Community College and will transfer to the University of Northern Iowa to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Mbuyi joined the RISE AmeriCorps team because she wanted to help her community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In her spare time, Mbuyi enjoys spending time with family and being around little children.