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Chimaobi Amutah

African Studies
Class of 2007

Chimaobi spent time teaching social studies and mathematics at the middle and high school levels for a variety of public, charter, and private educational districts and organizations directly after college. He now works in education policy in his...

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Tonia Branche

African American Studies with pre-med track
Class of 2010

Currently, I am a first year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in the new MD/MPH program.  It is a rigorous 4-year dual degree track that integrates medicine and public health, including a focus on problem-...

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Laura D'Asaro

African Studies
Class of 2013

Laura is originally from Seattle, Washington and is a senior in Kirkland house. She is the president of the Harvard College Coalition for East African Peace and the International Coordinator of Wema Children’s Centre, a school and orphanage...

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Sangu Delle

African Studies with a Secondary Field in Economics
Class of 2010

Mr. Delle is currently enrolled in the JD/MBA program at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School and serves as a Resident Tutor in Law, Business & Global Citizenship at Adams House. After graduation, he worked as an Analyst at Morgan...

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Sarah Godfrey

African and African American Studies
Class of 2010

Sarah Godfrey graduated with a degree in African and African American Studies in 2010. She now attends Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she works as the Outreach Coordinator for the Columbia University Harm Reduction Outreach...

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Oluwadara Johnson

African American Studies
Class of 2010

Since 2008, Oluwadara (Dara) Johnson has been working to improve educational opportunities for the underprivileged children in Nigeria via Project Unveil, a social enterprise that she founded, which uses performing arts to empower and educate...

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Jarell Lee

Sociology and African American Studies
Class of 2010

I am a senior from Cleveland, OH, pursuing a joint degree in Sociology and African American Studies. Currently, I am writing a senior thesis investigating the impact hip-hop had in influencing young Black men to support Barack Obama in the 2008...

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Desta Lissanu

African Studies
Class of 2013

A native of Somerset, Kentucky, Desta is a rising senior in Pforzheimer House. Desta has devoted the majority of her scholarship at Harvard to studying the intersection of religion, second-generation immigrant identities and youth. This focus...

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Naseemah Mohamed

Social Studies and African Studies
Class of 2012

As a Harvard Michael C. Rockefeller Fellow Naseemah Mohamed ’12 is currently learning Bharatnatyam (Indian classical dance) at Kalamandalam Arts University in Kerala, India.

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Elizabeth Nowak

African Studies with a Secondary Field in Chemistry
Class of 2010

I am a rising senior concentrating in African Studies with a secondary field in Chemistry. I am interested in issues of public health and medical anthropology, specifically how sciences and technologies are transferred to African countries. I am...

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Ayodeji Ogunnaike

African Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Class of 2010

I am a senior pursuing a joint-degree with African Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations interested in traditional African religions and languages. I am particularly fascinated by the lessons and knowledge that are often overlooked...

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José Guadalupe Olivarez

African American Studies
Class of 2010

José Olivarez is a teaching artist for Young Chicago Authors, a writing organization that hosts the largest youth poetry slam in the world every February and March (...

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Hamida Owusu

African Studies with a Secondary Field in Government
Class of 2010

Hamida graduated from the College in 2010 and concentrated in African Studies with a secondary field in Government. While at Harvard, her interests ranged from interfaith relations on the continent to the mobilization of vernacular languages as a...

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Iman Taylor

Sociology and African and African-American Studies
Class of 2012

Founder of Project MUSE

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Katherine Thompson

African Studies with a Secondary Field in Government
Class of 2010

As an African Studies concentrator with a secondary field in Government, I used the perspective of linguistic anthropology to study hiphop music in urban northern Nigeria. I focused on the micropolitics of language and identity among urban youth...

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D.A. Wallach

African Studies
Class of 2008

D.A. Wallach is best known as one-half of Chester French, a critically-acclaimed duo discovered by Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. An ‘07 graduate of Harvard College, D.A. has been featured in GQ, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and...

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Tatiana Wilson

African Studies
Class of 2010

I am finishing up my final semester as an African Studies concentrator. My main interests lie in the creative arts, education, childhood development and religion. I had the opportunity to study in Mali with a musician and his dance troupe, as...

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