About Me

I am a first-generation Ghanaian-American graduate candidate pursuing a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Technical Entrepreneurship from Lehigh University. Spending many of my summers abroad in Africa, I used my time researching digital technology developments such as mobile payment systems and telecommunication infrastructures in Ghana and Kenya. During my academic adventure, I found the qualitative experiences interviewing government ministers, and c-suite executives were equally important to the technical discoveries I found.

I am a problem-solver who loves finding intricate solutions to challenging problems. I not only look forward to creating success stories utilizing my skill set, I thrive on my ability to create value for a business.

Education

Lehigh University

Lehigh University

P. C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Master of Engineering in Technical Entreprenuership May 2019

Lehigh's one-year, 30-credit professional master's program in Technical Entrepreneurship helps student entrepreneurs create, refine, and commercialize intellectual property through the licensing or launching of a new business. Students in the program learn by experiencing the idea-to-venture process in an educational environment that's hard-wired to support the development of novel, innovative, and commercially viable technologies.

Lehigh University

Lehigh University

College of Business and Economics

Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics December 2017

I graduated with a major concentration in Business Information Systems and minor concentrations in Engineering and Africana Studies. I was the President of the Class of 2017, the recipient of numerous university research grants, and participated in several research opportunities domestically and abroad.

Work

GhanaMade

Founder & CEO

GhanaMade Group

Board of Directors December 2016 - Present

GhanaMade is a digital media platform dedicated to Ghanaian and African culture, music, and society. Founded to celebrate and connect Ghanaians at home and abroad, it shows the vibrant culture of Ghana beyond the nation’s borders. Its mission is a response to the existing void where Ghanaians in the diaspora are in search of a digital means of connecting back to the Homeland.

The platform expanded on to several social media channels and has reached thousands of people around the world. The platform owes much of its successes to its organic growth and piquing the interest of our most engaged audiences through the display of culture, music, and art.

Lehigh University

Graduate Admissions Fellow

Lehigh University

Office of Admissions & Financial Aid July 2018 - Present

Have the opportunity to connect students with their academic passions at the University. Coordinate the VIEW visitation program, which encompasses over 500 students each academic semester. Conduct interviews with student applicants to the University in-person and online for their admissions application. Assist with workshops and events such as Legacy days, Diversity Life Weekend, Diversity Achievers Program, and several information sessions throughout the academic year.

St. Luke's Health Network

Information Technology Consultant

St. Luke's University Health Network

IT Department, Field Support January 2018 - June 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 200 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.

Digitizing Africa

Undergraduate Researcher

The Digitizing Africa Project

Office of Interdisciplinary Programs October 2014 - August 2017

Conducted a multi-disciplinary research in the Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Kenya. The goal of my research was to find viable avenues to improve the efficiency of digital technology for communication and business application on the continent of Africa. I distributed surveys to locals from which I compiled penetration and exposure rates to mobile devices. In addition, I interviewed several government ministers, academics, and business professionals.

From the data and discussions collected, I was able to partner with the National Society of Black Engineers - Ghana, and present my findings at a number of institutions.

Lehigh NSF-REU

Summer Research Intern

NSF-REU: SmartSpaces Project

Department of Computer Science June 2014 - August 2014

I was a member of a team of 11 engineering students in a federally funded National Science Foundation REU project for 3 months. We were tasked to build a "smart" home environment. My specific contribution to the team's efforts was making the capability of the system to send commands over RF transmission with the use of a Rasberry Pi and Arduino micro-controller. Through this experience, I was introduced to Python, and C#.

Overall the project was geared towards the Android market, which gave us access to open-sourced frameworks and libraries. The only drawback from this experience was the fact Apple came out with their smart home suite of apps and devices only a week into our project's timeline. This significantly took away from team morale to go further with the project after our mandated term.

Skills

Through the past couple of years I have gained competencies in different languages, softwares, and design tools. I developed my competencies through coursework, research projects, and personal pursuits.

Languages

  • Java
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • git /GitHub (basic)
  • R
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SQL
  • HTML/CSS

Software & Environments

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Matlab
  • Netbeans IDE
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • SAP ERP
  • SPSS
  • R Studio
  • Xcode

Design Tools

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iMovie
  • Sketch

Building Cultural Understanding.

Founder of GhanaMade

Join and engage with an audience of thousands. Our people, our places, our culture!
     

Favourite Quotes

  • We face neither East nor West: we face forward.

    Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
  • Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.

    W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

    Barack Obama

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