Mfonobong Ufot is a fourth year senior, a Posse Scholar from DC, and is active in several campus organizations. She majors in Agricultural and Applied Economics and International Studies, alongside pursuing a certificate in Gender and Women’s studies. A dedicated scholar with intentions for law school, Mfonobong wasn’t sure at first if CALS was the right place for her studies. She was proven wrong. “Through AAE I am learning about the relationship between economics, global poverty, international trade, food security and economic development as a whole. AAE classes have changed my approach to solving global issues,” Mfonobong shared in a personal statement. Mfonobong also reflects that it’s okay to explore and know the decision on which major is right for you may take longer. She also has a personal message for other students of color, “It can be challenging to adjust to predominantly white classrooms within the major, but support is available.”
Mfonobong Ufot recently received the Abagail Catania AAE/ABM Diversity Scholarship. Join us in congratulating her on her achievements.This article was posted in A Message from the Dean.