Nana Bio


Hello! My name is Nana Afful, and I am a senior at the University of Maryland College Park studying Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). I hope to become an Orthopedic surgeon one day so that I may help my disabled mother and other unfortunate people walk again. However, before I turn this into a sob story, here is a little about me.

I migrated here from Ghana when I was 12 years old. A lot of people think that I speak French, but I don’t. I speak Fante, Twi, English and a little Spanish and French. Growing up I wanted to be a journalist, but I soon began to develop a knack for science. I attended Watkins Mill High School and moved on to Montgomery College where I graduated last year with my Associate Degree in Sciences.

I enjoy listening to different types of music. I listen to Korea, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Japanese, Thailand, Chinese and African music. I also watch their dramas as well. Back in Ghana, lot of television stations incorporate dramas from these countries, and I believe that this is what stemmed my interest in those countries.

When I am not listening to music or studying, you can catch me in the Student and Academic Suite (SAS) suite in my red CAS polo or at IBBR in the ITF department. I enjoy sleeping (not joking), watching makeup tutorials (yes, really!), and goofing around with my best friends—my sisters.

I am glad to be a student blogger, and I hope to serenade you with my blogs this school year.