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Aminata Traore (f'17), (s'18)
Aminata Traore moved to the United States from Cote D’Ivoire at the age of 11.She is a first-year graduate medical student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. “I would like to have the opportunity to help mentor children from African backgrounds; I remember how difficult the transition was for me when I moved to the U.S. and was trying to integrate into a different culture. I would love to be able to help children going through a similar situation.
Chiamaka Sonia Okorie (fall 2017)
A Nigerian immigrant, Chiamaka Sonia Okorie studies women’s health at the University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Nursing and expects to graduate in 2019. “I would like to give back to my community and help encourage young immigrants to succeed in the US. I love to spend time with children, and I am looking for ways to connect with my culture with in Philadelphia.”
Ezinnem “Zinny” Ugoji (fall 2017)
A first generation Nigerian- American, Ezinnem “Zinny” Ugoji is a graduate medical student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, expecting graduation in 2020. “Participating in ACLP will allow me to not only help students develop astute reading comprehension and writing skills, which are both essential to academic success, but also reach African students, who may not otherwise be addressed. I am truly excited to help the students develop academic confidence."