Doris Ofori

Hometown: Bronx, NY

high school: Manhattan Center for Science and Math

college: Princeton University

MAJOR: Public and International Affairs

Doris Ofori was born in Ghana and raised in the Bronx, New York. She attended Princeton University graduating in 2017 with a degree in Public and International Affairs and a minor in African Studies. Much of her coursework at Princeton was focused on the socio-economic aftermath of colonialism in Africa and how that relates to many of the present-day development challenges the continent still faces. This sparked her interest in International Development and since Princeton, she has spent some time working with Global Health Organizations and the United Nations. Currently, she is an international development professional working at Chemonics International on USAID's Global Health Supply Chain project for global health commodities (HIV, Malaria, Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health) in Nigeria.

As an MBA Prep Fellow with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), Doris is beginning the journey of applying to business school. She hopes to further her understanding of how the intersection of technology and private sector engagement can be leveraged towards building sustainable development solutions in Africa, as well as how business acumen can create efficiencies in how international development projects are managed.

Beyond her academic interests, at Princeton Doris served many roles dedicated to improving mentorship and experiences for minority, low-income and first-generation students. She served as a Council Member for Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs' Student Advisory Council, in several undergraduate mentorship capacities and as Treasurer and Diversity Chair for Princeton's African Student Association.

As a recipient of numerous undergraduate scholarships including the Ron Brown Scholarship, Gates Millenium Scholarship, Magic Johnson Scholarship, and the New York Urban League's Whitney M. Young scholarship, Doris remains an advocate for access to affordable higher education through speaking engagements, fundraising events and networking opportunities with students.

As a Princeton alum, she serves as a board member for the Association of Black Princeton Alumni helping to foster community engagement and a Class Agent for Princeton's Annual Giving Committee where she co-manages fundraising efforts across the University. Lastly, as a board member of the Princeton Schools Committee, Doris works with the admissions office to set standards, guidelines and policies for alumni interviewing; helps to increase the accessibility and equity of all applicant interviews; works across affinity groups to improve representation of minority Princeton alumni interviewers; and also conducts domestic and international Princeton undergraduate interviews.

Overall, Doris is passionate about improving the experiences of minority, low-income and first-generation students as well as increasing access to financial aid and scholarship opportunities. In her spare time Doris loves to travel, learn about other cultures, is a fitness enthusiast, and advocates for positive thinking and living.

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