Phoebe Priscilla Amoako ’15 grew up in Tema, a port city in southeast Ghana. After graduating with distinction from Aburi Girls’ Senior High School, she came to Ashesi where she now studies Computer Science.
At Ashesi, Phoebe loves computer programming, something she did not know before she entered college. “Fortunately, the liberal arts curriculum that Ashesi offers made me realize that I had an interest in computer science,” she said. After graduation, she plans to establish enterprises that empower and create jobs for youth, and increase production of local Ghanaian products. In addition, she aims to establish a program which replicates Ashesi’s model of ethical leadership for students 5-17 years of age.
Nurturing critical thinkers and people who care about their community are exemplary skills Ashesi instills in our students and Phoebe is a great example. While at in Ashesi, she has gained numerous opportunities and won many awards inspiring youth in Ghana and beyond.
Pheobe has participated in programs such as:
- Summer Intern, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Spring Intern, Goldman Sachs
- 2014 Fall Semester Ashesi-Macalester Exchange student
- Mentor, Tech Needs Girls
- Profile Leader, Canoe Magazine
- National Debater, Young Debaters Club
- President, Ashesi Toastmasters Chapter
- Member, African Development Initiative
- Female Spotlight, Aid for Africa
These diverse experiences provided by Ashesi University have equipped Phoebe with the necessary resources to achieve her future goals.