Meet Naa!


Columbus, OH

Class Year & Major (Start Year at OSU):

Fall of 2020, Medical Anthropology

What motivated you to go to college?

I am a first-generation Ghanaian! That alone motivated me to go to college. I wanted to go to college to make my parents proud. I wanted to go to college to grow as a person while still getting my degree. I knew going to college would open my eyes and give me wonderful experiences.

Best takeaway from your participation in BFSP?

Always having a supportive community that always sends resources my way to advance me.

How has your first-gen identity helped you find success during your college journey?

It has caused me to be able to have access to resources that others do not. It has made me very different on my applications for research internships. I am proud to be first-gen!

What would you tell your freshman self?

Trust that God will finish what He started! He didn’t bring you this far to fail you! He has never failed, and He won’t start with you.

What has been the best thing about your college experience?

My friends, I prayed about them before they even came into my life. I love them so much. God gave me friends who are supportive, friends who will call me out on things, and friends who help me grow my relationship with God.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Personally and/or professionally?

3rd year of medical school! I see myself stronger, more confident, wiser, and happier! I see my relationship with friends, family, and God bloom!