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Lisa-Alem Wakayo


From the heart of Bavaria to the rest of the world, with an Ethiopian father and a German mother, Lisa-Alem has always been drawn to exploring new cultures. After receiving a scholarship to spend an exchange year in the United States as well as a six month internship with the Goethe Institute in Togo, she is currently in her first year of her undergraduate studies at Sciences Po Paris and plans to major in economics and international relations. Her internship in Lomé allowed her to co-organize cultural events and workshops in cooperation with local schools and institutes in Togo. In addition, Lisa-Alem co-led the Model United Nations association at her previous school, organizing conferences to simulate current global political issues. After graduating, Lisa-Alem plans to work in development economics in order to help transform economic practices to provide fair and sustainable conditions for developing countries. While in quarantine, she is also attempting to learn Spanish.


Updated May 2020