2010-2011 Officers

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'Funmi Oyatogun

Major: Environmental Studies and Geography
Position: President

Hello everyone! My name is ‘Funmi Oyatogun and I am currently an Environmental Studies and Geography student. I am from both the Yoruba and Benin kingdoms of Nigeria. This year, I am serving as the ASA President and I have a wonderful team working with me. Growing up and living in Nigeria has taught me strength and resilience and these traits add value to the team. I have a lot of faith in ASA and the officers with whom I serve. Watch out for us, we are painting this campus Red, Green and Yellow

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Awet Yohannes

Major: Intergrative Physiology minoring in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Position: Vice-President

Hello! My name is Awet Yohannes. I am currently a senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I was born and raised in United States. My heritage is from Ethiopia and Eritrea. As the Vice President of ASA, I hope to educate others about Africa and its many cultures.

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Abena Abbey

Major: Math
Position: Director of Events

Hello everyone!! My name s Abena Abbey and I'm sophomore majoring in Math. I was born and raised in Ghana and I belong to the Akan tribe. I'm privileged to the Director of Events for ASA. This position wll enable me to bring people together to enjoy programs and events that ASA will host n the Boulder community. Being a member of the African Students' Association has really been a blessing and I believe this group has a lot to offer.

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Ikenna "Kenna" Egbune

Major: Ethnic Studies and Sociology
Position: Director of Public Relations

Hello beautiful people! My name is Kenna Egbune and I am a Junior studying Ethnic Studies and Sociology. I am looking to pursue some type of career in social justice following completion of either law or graduate school. My country of origin is the U.S., yet my father is Nigerian and my mother is of mixed Black and Native descent. This year I am the Director of Public Relations and look foward to helping spread info about ASA campus and community wide. Especially on campus, I am looking to reach out to other organizations in order to promote campus-wide UNITY. Also, I look foward to reaching out to other ASA's or other African affiliated student groups through out the state and offerng them the chance to communicate with our organization!

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Hiwot Shiferaw

Major: Environmental Engineering and Ethnc Studies
Position: Director of Communications

Hi everyone, my name is Hiwot Shiferaw. I was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Right now I am studying Environmental Engineering and Ethnc Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I am a strong believer n that a better future lies with telling empowering African stories and exploring the different culture. As a member of the African Students' Association at CU-Boulder, I am looking foward to learning and exploring these different cultures.

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Elsa Asfaw

Major: International Affairs and Ethnic Studies
Position: Director of Politics

Hello, My name is Elsa Asfaw. I'm currently a sophomore at the University of Colorado at Boulder majoring in international Affairs and Ethnic Studies with a goal of being a U.S. diplomat in the future. I was born and raised in Ethiopia. As the Director of Politic I believe one of the ways we can be aware of Africa is through current events and thinking critically about it without buying everything we hear. Getting updated with current events is one way, the other is not forgetting where we came from, while assimilating with the American culture and this new way of living. It is important to never forget where we came from as Marcu Garvey put it. "A person without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture, is like a tree without roots."

Isabella Dzidefo

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Major: Intergrative Physiology minoring in History
Position: Director of Finance

Hello everyone. My name is Isabella Dzidefo. I was born and raised in Ghana and I have Togolese ancestry. I have been living in the US for almost 11 years now. I am currently a sophomore at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I am in the process of taking my prerequisites for medical school. I am majoring in Integrated Physiology and minoring in History. My interests include listening to music, cooking, volunteering at the Children's Hospital, spending time with my loved ones and reading (mostly history). I am very honored and glad to be this school years director of finance. ASA has given me a family at CU and I am looking forward to this new year and all the events we have planned. I hope that this year, we will increase our numbers and broaden our membership to other CU students. Also, I hope that we can collaboratively bring Africa into a better light not only on this campus but all over the world, and work to increase our service to the community.