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Quen Ameyaw
Senior, International Affairs
Westminster, CO

THINGS I DO AND LOVE:

Student Outreach & Retention Center for Equity (SORCE)

Black Student Alliance

African Students Association

Why did you decide to attend CU-Boulder?
I knew that it was a great school, was impressed that it was Colorado's flagship school, and that it had a strong International Affairs program. Plus it helped that it was just far enough away that my mom wouldn't come visit me every day but close enough that I could go see her if I really wanted.

What is your favorite thing about life as a CU-Boulder student?
My favorite thing has to be the strong communities I have found. As an underrepresented student it's comforting to know that there are people here that look like you and stand for the same causes that you do.

Favorite things to do in and around Boulder?
Eat, hike, shop!

Favorite place to eat in Boulder?
Hmmm, WAY too many yummy places to choose from!

Is there a special moment that you’ll always remember?
All of my favorite memories have come from my time with SORCE (the Student Outreach & Retention Center for Equity) because through SORCE, I have made a difference in the lives of thousands of students. One of my favorites is when a student told me that SORCE is the reason they stayed on this campus.

How has your involvement in programs, clubs and organizations helped to shape your life as a CU-Boulder student?
These organizations were really my first steps into shaping who I am (and who I am still becoming) today. They helped me discover my love for culture and community, for giving back to those who helped me get to this place in my life and those who are less fortunate than I am.

Do you feel CU-Boulder gives students a good variety of opportunities to be engaged and get involved?  Why do you think this is important for students?
There are so many options, the struggle is finding the ones you are most passionate about and sticking with them. I always tell students that the fastest way to get comfortable at a school and to feel like you belong is to get out of your comfort zone and get involved!

What one piece of information or advice would you give to students who are considering attending CU-Boulder?
Just to come into school with an open mind. Sometimes you won't like it right away or you won't feel comfortable right away, because it takes work, but everything in life worth doing takes work.

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