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N. Ouleye Ndoye

N. Ouleye Ndoye

2010-2011 Luce Scholar

Placement: Development and Education Programme for Daughters and Communities (DEPDC), Chiang Khong, Thailand


Ouleye Ndoye, a native of upstate New York, graduated with a B.A. in International Studies from Spelman College in 2007. She was inducted into several honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa during her junior year. During her undergraduate years, Ouleye developed a strong passion for international human rights while remaining active on campus. Her involvement with an internally displaced persons' camp in Uganda ignited her fervor for taking on challenging global humanitarian issues. As President of the Student Government Association during her senior year, Ouleye designed Spelman's first-ever international Alternative Spring Break program, leading twenty-one college students to Koalack, Senegal to assist in the educational and entrepreneurial endeavors of the "10,000 Girls" project. As founder of the campus newsletter, The Jaguar Print, she worked as editor-in-chief for two years. After graduation, she studied with the U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Institute in Cairo, Egypt. As a fellow with the Institute for International Public Policy, she worked with African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel. Ouleye has dedicated her life to improving the quality of life for those in the most unfortunate and seemingly hopeless situations.

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