I am currently a freshman at Cornell University studying Development Sociology; I am pursuing a career in Social Entrepreneurship.
I work on the Board of a nonprofit called the Ghana Educational Collaborative (GEC). I became involved in the GEC in sixth grade, two years after I discovered my life's passion for expanding education equality and access in developing countries. After joining the GEC, I was almost immediately acquainted with William Yakah, a beneficiary of the organization. We quickly became like family, and I helped fundraise and support his pursuit of higher education. I eventually helped him receive a full scholarship to Michigan State where he is currently studying to be a Pediatric Neurosurgeon. It is this experience with William and the GEC that has provided me with a unique global perspective. I believe it is this that truly sets me apart from my peers. 
In addition to education, I also have a passion for business. I participated in Startup Weekend competitions my freshman and sophomore years of high school at the University of Denver. My junior year I developed my own high school version and executed a successful event during my senior year. This year, as a freshman at Cornell, I organized a would-be successful Startup Weekend Ithaca, but sadly had to postpone it to this upcoming fall due to not enough sign-ups and too many scheduling conflicts. 
In an effort to combine my passions for social causes and business, I joined a highly competitive nonprofit organization at Cornell called Social Business Consulting (SBC). As a Junior Consultant, I work on a project team to provide pro-bono consulting services to social entrepreneurs. I currently am working with a global luxury retailer, who wishes to remain undisclosed, to increase their diversity and inclusion.