Pierina leads our Fellowship & Impact team to empower themselves, our fellows and their students to do the things they want to do to be successful in the classroom and community. Before Teach For Ghana, Pierina worked with non profits around education as a means to promote social justice. She worked with the SCOPE (Stritch Center for Opportunities and Promise in Education) Prep Program, mentoring and tutoring second and fifth graders in urban Milwaukee while obtaining her Bachelor’s in Communication from Cardinal Stritch University. This experience surged Pierina’s interest in service and development work in marginalized communities. Her interest was centered on groups in the West African region and back home in Ghana, hence her move back after graduate school.
Pierina received her graduate degree from the University of Bridgeport in Global Development where her interest in education became even more entrenched as she worked as a teaching assistant and graduate tutor. Pierina also worked with the Peace Corps Prep Program coordinating undergraduate volunteers and their placement site to prepare them for future service with the Peace Corps.
It is Pierina’s hope that the youth of Ghana and other developing nations would rally round and take action towards the change they want to see in their communities especially when it comes to supporting children to pursue their passions and live full lives regardless of their backgrounds.