World Savvy Changed the Direction of My Life

World Savvy Changed the Direction of My Life
June 14, 2019

“The impact World Savvy has had on me has been huge. It changed the direction of what I studied in school. It gave me a global perspective but really it piqued my interest in international community, in the world outside of the bubble that I grew up in.”

Mame Diarra is a Bay Area native who is passionate about human rights advocacy and travel. In her senior year of high school, she participated in the first cohort of World Savvy’s American Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) to Bangladesh which ignited her passion for international policy. She now attends Spelman College where she majors in Political Science with a minor in French.

Mame Diarra spent the spring semester of 2015 studying abroad in Rabat, Morocco where she studied gender, Islam, foreign politics, and Arabic. After college, she plans to go to graduate school and anticipates a career related to government, water access, and women’s rights in the North African and Arab region. She serves on World Savvy’s Youth Advisory Board.

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