"Bryn Mawr has enabled me to pursue all of my interests, academic and extracurricular."

photo of akuah nyame-mensah“As a major in the interdisciplinary Growth and Structure of Cities Program, I have been able to explore potential career paths both inside and outside of the classroom. Through the Praxis program, and Bryn Mawr summer grants, I have gained real, practical work and research experience with theoretical underpinnings.

“One of the best parts about attending a Division III school is that I get to play not one but two of my favorite sports. Athletics and other extracurricular commitments have given me the opportunity not only to build leadership and time-management skills but also strong friendships. If the alumnae I have met at Bryn Mawr reunions are any indication, I expect those friendships to last a lifetime.”
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Akua Nyame-Mensah ’10
Accra, Ghana
Major(s): Growth and Structure of Cities

Note: Akuah Nyame-Mensah served as a Bryn Mawr Summer Multimedia Development Institute intern (SMDI) in 2007 and as a Katharine Houghton Hepburn Intern in 2008. In 2009, she used a grant from the College's Hanna Holborn Gray Undergraduate Research Program in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences to study of planning regulation in Ghana’s capital city of Accra. She is the co-captain of Bryn Mawr's soccer team and a standout in both indoor and outdoor track. She also serves as a peer career adviser for the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Career Development Office. As a student in the combined 3-2 master’s program the College's Growth and Structure of Cities Program sponsors with the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of City and Regional Planning, she expects to earn her master's degree in City and Regional Planning in 2011.