Queenstar Akrong, who has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a concentration in international affairs, is currently serving as a Congressional intern on Capitol Hill. Born in Ghana but currently residing in Maryland, Queenstar’s passion for education advocacy, specifically for marginalized communities and developing countries, is the driving force behind her work.
Notre Dame’s campus has seen lots of construction activity—and one of our students has helped bring some of those projects to fruition. Danielle spent the summer of 2014 as a project engineer intern with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, one of the country's largest general contracting and construction management companies.
Service has been an important part of Gabrielle’s experience at Notre Dame. During the summer between her sophomore and junior years, Gabrielle and two classmates were awarded a Davis Projects for Peace grant and traveled to Swaziland, where they taught women and girls in a community called Section 19 how to crochet scarves, bags and other items that would boost their income.
"It means the world that I can bring this award (2014 NAACP Image Award) back home to Baltimore, the national headquarters of the historic NAACP. I'm also thrilled that my wonderful students at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women have the opportunity to witness the limitless opportunities that come with hard work, discipline and perseverance."
There are so many things that make this a special place—the faculty, the friendships, the communities and organizations that will help you discover and follow your passion…You will be joining a community whose sole purpose is to educate leaders that will transform the world.