Neema has proven to be a motivated, curious and diligent student. As a student at St Mary’s School, Nairobi, she emerged as the top student of her International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) graduating class with top marks in Economics, Physics and Environmental Systems and Societies. During her time at St. Mary’s, Neema was an avid participant in many extra-curricular activities including numerous volunteer efforts with children’s’ homes in and out of Nairobi as well as clubs such theatre where she received awards for her performance and commitment and the East Africa Model United Nations where she served as the Senior Chairperson for the Ecology Committee. In her senior year, she assumed the role of Head Girl in her school and exhibited gracious and valuable leadership and mentorship to her peers, which she credits as having taught her the value of service. Passionate about educating ‘tomorrows generation’, she also worked as an intern with EducationUSA- US Embassy Nairobi, under their program to help students from underprivileged backgrounds apply to university. It is clear by her interests that Neema has the desire to apply her educational knowledge into a career that serves her community. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics will provide her with the knowledge and skillset to pursue a career that serves her community in a variety of ways. She hopes to work with engineers to determine costs and viability of sustainable energy sources with the aim of increasing efficiency and encouraging rural electrification. She is also eager to empower women in her community to rise up and plans on leading by example.