Newark, DE 19716
In May 2011, Ama completed her undergraduate work in Economics at the University of Delaware's Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. Throughout her undergraduate career, Ama was able to hold internship positions in areas such as nonprofit research and data evaluation at Entrepreneur Works, sales at ING Financial Services, and land use law in the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office.
Ama received the UD Graduate Scholars Award in 2011, and is a previous member of the Excel Program, the College Fed Challenge Team and the Delaware African Student Association. In 2012, she was awarded the Milton and Mary Edelstein Scholarship for Public & Community Service, and she is currently a board member for the Student Association of Policy and Administration.
Ama is interested in local economic development, international development, and capacity building. She is particularly interested in understanding the impacts of promoting new or alternative economic development approaches on international and low-wealth communities. She is pursuing a master’s degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, and is working on experiential learning research.