Lifting Up Communities in Tanzania
Inspired by her PhD to create positive social change, Dr. Alexandria Osborne ’10, PhD in Management, left a 30-year career at pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer and Upjohn to move to rural Lindi, Tanzania. There, she founded the Lindi Islamic Foundation of Tanzania (LIFT) to provide education, healthcare, and food security to the low-income community. Seven years later, the foundation has secured a reputation of integrity throughout the region by overseeing projects such as the construction of 26 toilet facilities for a local primary school and the delivery of flour and beans for families displaced by flooding. Though she has transferred out of her main leadership role, Osborne continues her involvement with LIFT as a strategist and fundraiser.