Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Rima Bettaieb (Tunisia)

The content below is originally from the Yale-NUS Admissions Blog. The piece was written by a classmate and friend of Rima Bettaieb who was inspired by the young leader’s socially conscious and charismatic character. Rima shares her experience whilst at ALA, her new journey in college and the plans she has as she pursues a […]

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Alumni Spotlight: From Africa to Yale

When Esther Soma was struggling with the essay portion of her Yale application, she knew where to turn for help. At the time, she was a student of the Academy. She sent her first draft to Chris Bradford (a member of Yale’s graduating class of 2000), our co-founder and chief executive officer. Bradford urged her to rewrite […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Sheila Chukwulozie (Nigeria)

Sheila originally hails from the West African State of Nigeria where she attended the prestigious Loyola Jesuit College in Abuja. In 2010, an outspoken and ambitious Sheila joined the African Leadership Academy where she was a very active member of the community. While at ALA, Sheila furthered her passion for the arts; leading the school […]

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Alumni Spotlight: James Earl Kiawoin (Liberia)

James is …   A recent graduate of Colorado College. I graduated with a degree in Political science, magna cum laude. After graduation, I returned to my home country of Liberia to work in public health and help in the rebuilding and strengthening of Liberia’s public health systems after the Ebola outbreak. James loves Paul […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Estella Bih-Neh Nsoh (Cameroon)

Estella is … I am a  young African woman who is very passionate about healthcare and education and have spent most of my life trying to combine these two in order to bring about change in the health and education systems of my country, Cameroon. What are you currently busy with? Right now I’m a […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Akan Nelson (Nigeria)

Akan is … I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. I recently graduated from the University of Rochester with a major in economics. Professionally, ​I’m looking to cultivate my expertise and experiences in strategic fundraising and finance strategy towards a career in business development and finance consulting.​ In everything I do, I believe in […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Lilian Maboya (South Africa)

Lillian is ….. I really don’t know how to answer that question. Just leave it blank. [Laughs!] OK, I’m a 23-year old from Limpopo. I am a sister and a daughter who is passionate about environmental sciences and renewable energy. What are you currently busy with? I am finishing up my honors degree in environmental […]

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