Loves colorful clothing, President of African Society of GU,
stays up too late, applying to be a Fulbright Scholar,
imagines herself as the Ghana version of Rory from the Gilmore Girls,
loves Indian Chai tea, wants to write her own book one day.
Without a doubt, Georgetown was the first place where I truly learned to laugh at myself. Call it a coping mechanism, or a distraction from stress and homesickness; the ability to not take oneself too seriously is a tricky skill that I’m still practicing. I spent 18 years in a place that closely resembles an image you’ve seen of an idyllic tropical destination; as I type I can assure you a palm tree is waving in the light breeze, and an avocado or two just dropped from a branch. So, you can imagine the mixture of shock and panic that brewed in my stomach the minute I crossed the threshold of the front gates. It wasn’t the physical distance between DC and my hometown of Accra, Ghana that frightened me. For the first time, I was in a setting where I stuck out clumsily, like a quarterback trying to compete with svelte athletes in immaculate tennis whites. Everyone was so American and “normal”. My accent sounded like brakes screeching on tarmac to my own ears. My African wax print outfits announced themselves rudely before I entered a room. My eyes had been accustomed to a totally different political and cultural landscape to that of my peers. I’m still learning to laugh at my own nerves and timidity, glorying instead in my difference and celebrating the flavor I was adding to a place I have grown to love. I can’t wait to come home, laughing all the way of course!
Zoë got the chance to read some of her work at the English Department Writing Awards ceremony! A taste of things to come?
With senior year coming to a close, there's nothing more to do than to curl up in a ball and cry hysterically begging for one more semester...but seriously, graduation is going to be so emotional!
A look behind the scenes.
Black History Month was packed with wonderful events. Zoë attends the last events to close off the month including the annual African Takeover Day celebration and the first every Black History Month fashion show!
With study abroad decisions rolling in for many Georgetown students, Melissa reflects on one of her greatest accomplishments at Georgetown, studying abroad in Tokyo!
There's never a dull moment in the life of a Georgetown student. Between studying, internships, meetings for student organizations and volunteering, there's little free time to relax. It's so bad that Zoë has no clue to make the most of her time before the next meeting...
Zoë gives expert advice on the best way to write your senior thesis. Seriously guys, it's rough! Hug a senior thesis writer today!
We've all had that kind of day...
Zoe invites all her fellow seniors to play the waiting game with her, also known as "what am I going to do with my ilfe after graduation"?
This is a somewhat cool snapshot of Zoë's life throug her own eyes...or something like that.
Zoe interviews one of her friends, Yerlyn on what she missed the most about Georgetown while she was in Australia for a semester. Her responses were "interesting" to say the least!