Abena is a junior studying Psychology and Chemistry with a certificate in African Studies on the pre-medical track. She serves as ambassador helping with outreach and student events in the African Studies Program. In addition to her school work and these duties, she serves as a Global Ties Mentor, helping international students with their transition to life in the US. This summer, Abena will be studying abroad in Tanzania. In her free time, she enjoys trying new foods and catching up with her friends and family. "I decided to pursue this certificate because I really enjoy learning about Africa and strengthening my connection with the place I consider home."