Aurea was born in the Bukoba Region located in the northeast part of Tanzania in 1981. In 2008 she received a bachelor’s degree of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. She was employed as an electrical Engineer at Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited in 2009 which was as soon as she graduated. In October 2013 she was appointed to join the team of experts to coordinate the Tanzanian government's Big Results Now! (BRN). BRN was a transformational government program, which sought to deliver economic development and improve service delivery.
Aurea K Bigirwamungu, prior to completing her undergraduate studies was honored with a Master’s in Engineering Management and Master's in Nuclear Physics and Technology from the University of Dar es Salaam and Tomsk Polytechnic University respectively.
Representing not only expertise but more connection with different stakeholders, Aurea is a thorough lady who believes in hardworking with positive results. She is currently a Principal Research Engineer at Tanzania Electric Supply Utility overseeing opportunities available in energy innovations. She is also registered as a professional engineer under the Tanzania Registration Board (ERB) and the Institute of Engineer – Women Chapter.