Tinaishe graduated with honors from the University of Zimbabwe with a degree in political science. Before coming to Notre Dame, he worked for the International Organization for Migration, a UN-related organization, as a project field assistant, working with returnees affected by economic challenges related to the global pandemic. Previously, he worked with National AIDS Council Zimbabwe as a district youth facilitator. He also has served as a junior member of parliament in the city of Murewa, advocating for children’s rights policy.
Tinaishe was awarded the US government’s global UGRAD scholarship to study in the United States and is a graduate of the YALI Regional Leadership Center in Southern Africa, a US Department of State initiative to train the next generation of young African leaders. As a master of global affairs student, Tinaishe interned with the global interfaith peacebuilding coalition Religions for Peace, an opportunity made possible by a partnership with the Keough School’s Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion. Tinaishe is a recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.