An undergraduate researcher travels to Africa to find out what's driving female students to the top of their class—despite enormous obstacles—and what lessons there may be for U.S. schools.
Nuamah, a first-generation American, grew up in Chicago, Ill., where she attended a "very diverse Chicago public school," she said, and advocated for the addition of African American and Latino American Studies to the high school curriculum. Read More.
GW Hatchet Top Ten Senior Profile, "Sally Nuamah: Advocating For Those Without A Voice"
GW Today, "Advancing Undergraduate Research"
When Sally Nuamah studied abroad in Ghana last year, she taped nearly 40 interviews with girls and women in the West African country. She asked them an array of questions about their academic experiences and perceptions of their abilities, but kept asking herself the same one: What are they doing in Ghana that we are not doing in the U.S.? Read More.
U.S Department of State Gilman Scholarship Alumni Newsletter
As a Gilman Scholar abroad in Ghana in 2009, Sally Nuamah was inspired by her research on progressive educational policies past post-colonialism effects on current female students in Ghana.
African Spectrum Newspaper
Sally's work was featured in a May 2013 edition of the African Spectrum newspaper.
Education Without Borders in Abu Dhabi and Dubai
Sally was 1 of the 30 researchers around the world selected to present at the Biennual Education Without Borders Conference.
10th Annual Changing Worlds Connecting Cultures Keynote Address
Chicago Scholars Video Contribution
Chicago Scholars Graduation Keynote Address