My name is Yejide Olutosin. I am junior African Studies major and French minor at Howard University. My name is Yoruba, from Nigeria – where my father is from. My mother is from St. Thomas, USVI. I am originally from Atlanta, GA.
I came to DC because I am interested in pursuing a career in foreign diplomacy and international relations. My long-term career goals are to become a Foreign Service Officer and eventually an Ambassador to an African francophone country. I am interested in AIA’s mission because I wholeheartedly believe that education is paramount in Africa’s development. AIA is an organization that truly believes in helping Africa, by providing the tools necessary for the people in Tanzania to reach their full potential.
As an intern, I hope to gain further knowledge about Achieve in Africa, Inc. as well as learn about how international non-profits are run. Furthermore, I hope to gain educational work experience which will allow me to relate what I am learning as an African Studies major to the real world. This hands-on internship will give me the understanding and experience that is necessary for me to achieve my own personal career goals and thrive in my future endeavors.