Born and raised in Ghana, I have encountered many circumstances that have invariably shaped my professional interests in life. In a country where soccer reigns supreme, I love the game as both a player on the field and a fan in the stands. Also, I have witnessed the dire impacts of the country’s worsening doctor-to-patient ratio with progress halted by infrastructural and financial constraints. These statistics have inspired me to serve my motherland, and the world at large, and ultimately become a healthcare professional.
Immigrating to the United States has given me the opportunity to develop new personal skills in a new environment. As I pursue an associate degree in Biology at Bronx Community College, I have experienced the power of collaboration on laboratory experiments and course assignments. As the general secretary of the African Students Association and the organizer of STEM club, I have developed my leadership capabilities by representing people and translating agenda items to actionable events. The experience gained from coming from a developing country and now living in the United States has triggered my interest to serve humanity as a volunteer at Montefiore Medical Center.
Looking ahead, I would love to work for a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the quality of life for all individuals. As a 2016 America Needs You Fellow, I am eager to realize my medical aspirations through professional mentorship and unconditional support.