Nana is a Ghanaian immigrant whose family moved to the States for an opportunity at a better life. As a young student in a new country, Nana struggled to find herself and what she loved but found solace in her education and the many community development projects she was a part of. At age 14, Nana served as a youth leader in 8 nonprofit organizations across Massachusetts which began her leadership journey and interest. At 15, she went on to start a community venture and at 16, went on to start two more programs for youth in her community. Nana identified her purpose through creating programs and services to meet the needs of youth in her community.
North Shore CDC
Community Engagement Fellow
Work with the team on efforts around identified community development projects, including outreach and support for community engagement events.
Assist in North Shore CDC’s advocacy work around affordable housing, voting engagement, small business, and community development as needed.
The Possible Project
Entrepreneurship Education Associate
May 2019 – August 2020
Created and taught an entrepreneurship curriculum motivated by social-emotional learning to high school students using the lean startup framework.
Implemented culturally responsive methods to meet student’s diverse needs in order to create success for all students.
Program Coordinator, Special Events & Entrepreneurship
September 2018 – May 2019
Work in partnership with Tufts Gordon Institute team in event planning and logistics for all special events, and entrepreneurship competitions.
Coordinate marketing, admissions, and operations teams to reconcile institute budget and expenses.
Develop ideas and improvements to enhance collaborative work efficiencies among staff, faculty, and students within the department.
Data For Black Lives
Conference Planning Chair
March 2017 – May 2018
Managed planning committees and organized a weekend-long conference that provided over 300 data scientists, organizers, engineers, a platform to explore how data science could be used to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of black people.
Lowell Project & Innovation Mentor
January 2017 – May 2018
Facilitated hands-on, individualized mentoring, communication, and logistical support to help students carry out innovation projects from start to finish.
Get Girls Going
September 2015 – Present
Ensure ongoing local and programmatic excellence, program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and fundraising, communications, and systems. Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals and meet objectives.
Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as for expansion rollout to sustain mission and vision on the organization.