Immigrating to the United States from Guinea eight years ago, my family instilled in me the sense of collaboration and the willingness to guide others. The desire to help the sick and make an impact in international health has inspired me to major in Biology at City College. Serving the sick has always been my passion for I too have struggled with personal health challenges throughout my childhood.
During my high school experience at Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics, I tried to participate as much as I can. I participated in both tae-kwon-do and soccer activities and at the same time worked at a restaurant to help my aunt with household bills. Currently when I am not in class, I enjoy playing soccer. With soccer I’ve learned to let go of mistakes, become a team player and that winning is not all that matters.
As a Biology major, I have an interest in becoming a Pharmacist or Physician Assistant in the future. While in the America Needs You Fellows Program, I hope to become better prepared for the marketing and healthcare fields with my Mentor Coach’s support, create an elevator speech, and perfect my professional resume.