Mina graduated from Stanford University in 2017 with a B.A.H. in Comparative Literature and a Master’s in African Studies, during which she focused on history, culture and art in the regions of Western and Southern Africa. During her time as an undergraduate and Master’s student, Mina was deeply involved with the Haas Center for Public Service on campus, serving as a peer adviser for summer service fellowships and helping to run a preschool math extension program in one of the communities close to campus. She also participated in and then ran an Alternative Spring Break Trip on housing rights and served on the Haas Center’s National Advisory Board as a student representative. As an undergraduate, she spent two summers working in Ghana as an African Service Fellow of the Haas Center with the West Africa AIDS Foundation, a healthcare nonprofit serving communities in four different regions in Ghana.
In her role at Kucetekela Foundation, Mina helps run the students’ programs. She prepares their applications to summer enrichment programs and tertiary institutions, coordinates the work experience and mentorship programs, collects photos and videos for promotion, teaches SAT preparatory classes, and serves as a general resource for the students. Her favorite part of the work involves working directly with the students, giving them space to be their whole selves, and growing alongside them.