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Preferred Pronouns

she/her/hers

Undergraduate Institution

Cornell University

Organization

Graduate student at the University of Michigan

Current Location

Ann Arbor, MI

Hometown

Lawrence, KS

Personal Interests

  • biofortification
  • sustainable agriculture
  • plant breeding
  • food justice
  • equity
  • environmental justice
  • social change

As the daughter of African immigrants, it is unconventional for me to not aspire to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer. From a young age, I knew that my passion would push the status-quo. I knew that I wanted to cultivate something that would impact basic human needs. I have always known that I wanted to do something to better my birth nation of Ghana. From the time I started high school I developed my passion for plant breeding and genetics, I have been in the pursuit of gaining experiences that will prepare me for my future. At Cornell, I double majored in plant science and agriculture science. I was able to really develop my passions and build relationships with organizations dedicated to making a change. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan.