My name is Salim Nuhu Ahmed, the current President of GRASAG-USA and it is my pleasure to welcome you to our association. I am currently a PhD student in Economics & Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University. My research interest revolves around developing and evaluating interventions targeted at inducing optimal behavior among households, firms and farms in developing countries.
My vision is to move the association unto a self-sustaining path in terms of membership and to provide a robust framework for delivering beneficial information and support to our members.
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.
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”_
#Keep on Believing .
Jackson Doe-Mensah is a PhD student in Paper and Bioprocess Engineering (Wood Science) at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNYESF). Jackson was formerly a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Dept. of Wood Science. He obtained his Bachelor’s (First Class Honors) at same. He was also President of the Students Association at the Faculty of Forest Resources Technology, KNUST. For his Doctorate, Jackson works with ESF’s Institute of Sustainable Manufacturing in developing and testing sustainable nanocellulose and nanowood composites for automobile and other high-performance structures/applications. Concomitant to wood materials research, Jackson is passionate about building professionals in avid children and young scholars. Subsequently, he founded ProdigyGENERATIONS, a non- profit aimed at putting young people at the frontiers of change and development by building active engineers, artists, entrepreneurs, models and researchers in children and young adults
with potential, irrespective of age. “GRASAG-USA gives me, as well as all of us the opportunity to grow together and give back to society where appropriate” In addition to wisdom from Ecclesiastes 9:10, the following featured
ProdigyQUOTE defines the key attitudes that drive his life and purpose to impact other young people:
“Whether you are 8, 18 or 88, life is happening to you NOW. So LIVE!” ~Jackson Doe-Mensah