Describe yourself: Inspired, dedicated, enthusiastic​

Most important thing I’ve learned so far in my major: To look at and analyze current events with a global perspective​

Biggest goal in life: To earn a law degree, work toward a Ph.D. and contribute positively to marginalized communities​​

Favorite place at DePaul: Courtelyou Commons, because of its unique architecture and medieval impression. I love going to campus events there because it feels like a formal space.​​

Favorite academic project: Writing a paper about 21st century Ghana as if I were a Ghanaian teacher. I researched its economy, history, political dynamics and social classes to establish a thesis on whether Ghana should unify with the rest of Africa or divide along ethnic lines.​​

Favorite quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi​

Best place to study on campus: Fifth floor of Levan Hall. It has a great view of the Chicago skyline.​​

Thin crust or deep dish? Definitely deep dish. There are so many deep dish pizzerias in the city, it was hard for me not to fall in love with it.​​

Dream job: To work internationally for a few years and contribute toward environmental, economic and social grassroots sustainable development. Eventually, I hope to go to law school and fight for human and civil rights, both domestically and internationally.​

Area of Study: International Studies and Political Science
Graduation Date: June, 2012
Hometown: Lake in the Hills, Illinois
High School: Huntley High School
Awards & Achievements:
  • ​Dean’s List
  • DePaul Leadership Scholarship​​
Campus Involvement:
  • ​Vice President, Student Government Association
  • DePaul Community Service Association
  • Vincentian Youth Leader
  • Coordinator, Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Ministry
  • Chair, Environmental Concerns Committee
  • DePaul Students for Political Action
  • Students for Barack Obama (DePaul Chapter)​
Current Employment: