Mwape holds an MA in International Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center and a BA in Political Science from Hunter College. Her chief interests lie in Diversity and Inclusion and how these translate to creating better communities, a better workplace and and a better world. Prior to joining CUP, Mwape worked at the National Urban Fellows, an organization committed to promoting diversity in the public, non profit and philanthropic sectors. Mwape was also the Director of Operations at Metro Valuation a real estate boutique appraisal firm and supervised the firm's compliance with internal and industry regulations. At CUP, Mwape is responsible for Diversity Metrics, Board Relations and operational protocols.