Growing up in Ghana, Ama enjoyed learning and her father made sure to instill the importance of education in Ama and all of her sisters. Due to pressures to conform to specific gender roles, after the death of her father (her only true advocate for education), Ama dropped out of high school. Ama’s second chance at education came in 2016, upon navigating to the United States. In 2018, Ama achieved her GED and began her journey in higher education. Since, Ama managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA at Bronx Community College. During the pandemic, Ama experienced the difficulties that many students globally faced, but as a mother, she was faced with a unique set of obstacles. With the help of the Education Fund, Ama will be able to achieve her goals. Since Ama’s young adult years, she always knew she wanted to be a nurse, but it wasn’t until the birth of her first child, that she became certain of the career that would make her life most meaningful. Ama began to pursue an Associate degree in Dietetics and Nutrition at Bronx Community College with the goal of becoming a nurse-midwife and then moved on to pursue her bachelor’s degree at New York University – Meyers School of Nursing in the Fall of 2021. Ama’s long-term and career goal is to earn her master’s degree in nurse-midwifery by 2026. After her post-graduate degree, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in nursing practice to support special needs patients. As a nurse-midwife, Ama’s life goal is to continually advocate for safe and supportive healthcare for women during pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.