NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2017
Entrepreneurial Leadership Facilitator
African Leadership University
NYUAD major: Economics
Home region: Thies, Senegal
What I am doing now is at the intersection of my profound interests in African studies, research, innovative education, leadership development, community building, and entrepreneurship.
At NYU Abu Dhabi, I found myself indulging in and often co-creating spaces and networks which would allow me to build skills and explore my passions and interests at deeper levels.
Being co-founder and co-president of the African Studies Symposium Series allowed me to remain connected to my home continent. Being a resident assistant, president of the Muslim Students Association and Interfaith Council member challenged me to become a better community builder. Being a senior editor of the NYUAD journal for social sciences furthered my critical and analytical appreciation of academic work. Being the founding head of curriculum design for the Boys Education Network provided me the space I needed to deeply engage with the concept of forward thinking education.
Finally, being a research assistant for IDEA Lab, a co-founder and treasurer of the consulting club, on the event strategy team of the SILA Connection Conference, and then a summer internship at BNP Paribas Dakar further nurtured my curiosity for entrepreneurship and problem solving as well as its potential to catalyze economic empowerment for all.
What I am doing now is at the intersection of my profound interests in African studies, research, innovative education, leadership development, community building, and entrepreneurship. As a facilitator in the entrepreneurial leadership faculty at the African Leadership University (ALU) in Mauritius, I help design and deliver the entrepreneurial leadership course that all students take in their first year at ALU. The course is a hands-on, project-based experiential approach to learning leadership and entrepreneurship.