About Shakhi Begum
Shakhi moved to the United States with her family when she was twelve. When she moved to Cambridge, MA, she was fully exposed to a great diversity where she learned to be a positively open-minded individual. She spent her last three summers in a program called the Crimson Summer Academy at Harvard University with a group of people that changed her life in so many ways. She also joined Boston Cares in order to give back to the community. Shakhi is thrilled to be going in Senegal because it is a chance for her to immerse herself in another place, language, and culture and to continue to challenge and prepare herself for all that she wants to do in poverty alleviation, international workers rights, and global public health.