Jackson Doe-Mensah is a PhD student in the Chemical Engineering Dept. at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF). He is also a concurrent MPA candidate at Syracuse University’s Master of Public Administration in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Jackson completed both his Bachelor of Science degree and national service (as a Teaching and Research Assistant) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. For his doctoral research at SUNY ESF, Jackson is working to develop novel wood-based nanomaterials and nanowood composites as environmentally safe and green materials for high performance applications in automobile, industrial paper and aerospace construction. At the Maxwell School, his research interests include education policy, data analytics for public decisions and environmental policy for industrial innovation.
Across board, Jackson is an educator/researcher and a leader. He has led a number of associations/clubs including the College of Agric and Natural Resources Student Association at KNUST, Kumasi and the International Students Association at SUNY ESF, New York. He is also founder of a youth-led organization, ProdigyGENERATIONS which educates young people on educational / research opportunities and scholarships for scholarly students as well as empowering young people in Ghana and the USA to be successful prodigy researchers or professionals in their communities irrespective of age or geographical location.
· Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. -Ecclesiastes 9:10
· Whether we are 8, 18 or 88 (of age); unsure, ensuring or assured, life is happening to us now. So, LIVE.
- Jackson Doe-Mensah.
Glover Marfo is currently a student of of Eastern Illinois University pursuing Masters of Art . He is also a Graduate Assistant at the school of Extended Learning in Eastern Illinois University and doubles as a member of the graduate Advisory Committee . He is the Public Relations Officer for the Association of International Students of the Eastern Illinois university.He was the president of the Faculty of Art Students Association, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
Glover seeks to use Art as an aesthetic tool to talk about socio-Economic and political issues confronting our respective societies and how Art can be used to impact the society positively and generations yet unborn.
Glover seeks to use every knowledge gained to help impact the people around him and help develop his dear nation - Ghana .
_“Honor the calling upon your life...make sure not to despise little beginnings. It is wisdom to hold on to what God has given you”_
Maame Kwamah Otsieku Baah is a MasterCard Foundation Alumni with a Masters in Management from Arizona State University (W. P. Carey School of Business). She recently obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration at KNUST, Ghana.
Maame Kwamah has vast experience as a social media marketing intern with Ironwood Management Consulting and a resume writer volunteer at the Human Services Campus where she assists the homeless in Arizona get back into the employment field.
Since joining ASU in fall 2017, she partnered with a team of three other students to win the fourth place in the Supply Chain Management Case Study Competition. She also has been awarded for being instrumental as a volunteer teaching assistant in the international development class at the ASU School of Sustainability and has earned a place with a 4.00 GPA on the top undergraduate scholars at the W. P. Carey School of Business Dean’s List for both the Fall and Spring semesters.
In early 2018, Maame was an international development graduate intern at the Dataville Research Institute, Nigeria where she engaged in interactive and practical trainings and research on the sustainable development goals.
From 2014 to 2017, Maame Kwamah organized an annual campaign on reproductive health awareness for adolescent girls in public school and she reached out to over 500 young girls. She also served as Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s (KNUST) representative on the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Council and spearheaded the organization of its global event “International Service Day 2015” for all scholars in partnering tertiary institutions.
In addition to her service, Maame Kwamah has had relevant work experiences with Vodafone Ghana and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London, where she was described as the intern with the best project management skills during her performance appraisal.
Additionally, she is an alumna of the 2016 Barack Obama’s project named the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI)-West Africa. She is also an alumna of Sponsors of Educational Opportunity (SEO) Africa 2016 and Talent mine Nigeria. As well as attended several academic conferences in the US, London and Rwanda.
Maame enjoys watching documentaries and directing stage plays as her hobbies.
Maame Kwamah Baah aspires to become a human resource strategist for international businesses and looks forward to adding value through channeling her own unique cultural perspectives into identifying, hiring and managing diverse cultural backgrounds of individuals.
Public Relations Officer
Barikisu Issaka is a Graduate Teaching Assistant and a graduate student in the MA Mass Communication and Journalism program at Kansas State University. She has a bachelor’s in Information Science and Psychology from the University of Ghana.
She is an active community member and has volunteered for a number of organizations including the Zurak Cancer Foundation and Muslimah Mentorship Network, a non-profit in Ghana that mentors and empowers young girls in deprived Muslim communities. Barikisu interned at the Ghana Institute of Journalism School and worked as a research assistant at Africa Global Radio, Ghana.
She has managed social media pages for businesses and NGOs, including her own business page. Her research interests include social media, media stereotypes of marginalized communities, gender and the media, community development and health.
Adelaide Delali Klutse is a Graduate Teaching Assistant and a Graduate Student in Applied Human Sciences specializing in Applied Family Science at Kansas State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (Family and Child studies major) from the University of Ghana. Adelaide loves to work with families and children, particularly thinking through strategies that set children up for success early in life. In Ghana, Adelaide served at the University of Ghana Child Laboratory and worked with an organization that provides home-based therapy for children with developmental delays. She is currently involved in a number of volunteer activities aimed at improving the literacy levels and general development of underserved children.
Mohammed Sakip Iddrisu is a second year PhD English student at Arizona State University. He specializes in Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies. He graduated as the best student in English both from the University of Texas at El Paso, Texas (for his mater’s) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (for his bachelor’s) in 2017 and 2013 respectively.
At Arizona State University, he teaches courses in first-year composition and has been recently appointed as the TA representative and secretary for the Department of English Faculty Meetings. Mohammed brings to Grasag-USA a wealth of experiences working for and with different student organizations in Ghana, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.