Mbayang Diene is originally from the Diourbel region in Central West Senegal. She holds a diploma in engineering from Land Use Planning and Urban Management at the School of Applied Economics (ESEA) in Dakar. Currently, she is at the end of her professional master’s degree in Local Development Engineering from Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis. Her dream is to later become an entrepreneur in the agricultural sector with the establishment of a farm in her home village. She also hopes to become an independent local economic development consultant in a short time. She has stayed in several regions of the country, facilitated by the educational courses of the ESEA and the annual outings of the Network of Scholars and Former Scholars of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (of which she is a member), which works on the same themes as the Konrad Adenauer Foundation itself, namely democracy, peace, and gender equality. During her student life at the ESEA, she worked on themes relating to the preservation of the environment through monthly cocktail debates, budding engineering competitions, and through awareness activities carried out during the celebration of international environment day. She signed up as a CorpsAfrica/Senegal Volunteer to try to put her skills in local development into practice, capitalize on experiences with host communities in order to better prepare for her professional career and to better contribute to the development of her country.