Interview with Clementina Nyarko
Born in The Bronx, New York on October 11, 1996 Clementina Nyarko moved immediately to Accra, Ghana. With the intention of giving her children the opportunity to understand their culture and learn their language Clementina's mother allowed her three daughters to live in Ghana for five years. In those five years Clementina had the opportunity to travel around the country with the grandparents to different cities and villages. Clementina began schooling in Ghana. Due to the cost of schooling in Ghana Clementina and her siblings had to move back to the states. Upon return to The Bronx Clementina continued her education. Graduating valedictorian from kindergarten, elementary school and middle school Clementina took advantage of every opportunity presented to her. Clementina struggled to become Secretary, vice president then eventually president of Bronx Preparatory Charter School while continuing her six year legacy on the Speech and Debate team. With this position came the opportunity to travel to Albany annually in order to meet with congressmen and state legislators to discuss education reform. Clementina went on to intern for a politician in Paris, France in an attempt to combat the education equality abroad. During her high school career Clementina also interned for White&case International Law firm, LLP. Clementina currently attends Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as an International studies major. Nyarko is involved with many things ranging from The Emory International Relations Association as the Outreach Chairperson to the African Women in Research program. Clementina hopes to Pursue multiple degrees in political science and international affairs.