Abena Sekum Appiah-Ofori
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Abena Sekum Appiah-Ofori is a third year at the University of Virginia studying Religious Studies and Global Development Studies. She was originally born in Ghana and immigrated to the United States with her family in 2008. She is passionate about doing research on how race and/or religion impacts one’s way of living and presenting research in multimodal media forms of storytelling. She spent this past semester researching, filming, and editing a documentary capstone on the UVA student immigrants from the 1.5 generation who arrived as children and had to go through the process of adapting to a new culture. She hopes eventually to help advance policy to reconstruct and rebuild African countries following the setbacks infringed upon them by colonialism and continued imperialism.