Bess Rosenzweig dies in Kenya plane crash

WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Students arriving for another year at Georgetown University are just hearing the heartbreaking news: a recent spring graduate, 22-year-old Bess Rosenzweig, recently died in a plane crash.

At the time of the crash, Rosenzweig was traveling with her mother, 48-year-old Claire Clube. According to the Boston Globe, Rosenzweig travelled extensively throughout that region of Africa and had planned on settling in South Africa to continue her passion: humanitarian outreach.

Her goal was to work for an organization that uses arts education to inspire children living in extreme poverty. But nearing the end of her trip, on July 25, the small plane she was in crashed in the mountains of central Kenya – a few hours’ drive north of Nairobi.

It took searchers days to find the wreckage. There were no survivors.

Georgetown students Remi Cohen and Christine Nichols say they admire people like Bess Rosenzweig, who was committed to working on the ground with organizations that make a difference in people’s lives.

According to The Globe, the cause of the crash has still not yet been determined. The Hoya reports that Rosenzweig, a Cambridge, Mass. native, graduated from the university this year with a degree in psychology.