Sitinga Kachipande is a blogger and scholar of Pan-African studies. She is currently a Research and Communication intern with non-profit research and advocacy center TransAfrica Forum in Washington DC. She received her MA in Pan African Studies from Syracuse University and MBA from Hood College. She is a member of Phi Beta Delta, an honor society for international scholars. Her area of interests include policy, political economy, identity, image, and nation branding. The views expressed are her own.