"It has been remarkable to watch Anisa over the past four years: building
on the foundation that she gained with GEF in Kenya and continuing to grow
and overcome obstacles with her amazing combination of humility, humor,
tenacity and sheer effort! She is an amazing model for us all and has
certainly done GEF proud!"
~ Liz Gips, GEF Board Member
Former GEF-Kenya Scholar, Anisa Salat recently graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College.
As a Somali refugee living in Kenya facing significant obstacles, Anisa excelled in school and thrived in the GEF-Kenya leadership program. She is the first in her family to graduate high school and attend college. Through her hard work and the help of GEF-Kenya staff, after graduation she was accepted into the prestigious Zawadi Africa Education program that places students in U.S. colleges. She was accepted to Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and was given a generous four year scholarship.
Anisa has continued to excel during her time at Bryn Mawr. She graduated cum laude and has already completed one year of a two year master's degree program in urban planning. She plans to complete her master's degree with a concentration on community and economic development at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of City and Regional Planning. This summer, Anisa will be interning at One Earth Future in Broomfield, Colorado.
Anisa's journey is extraordinary and she is an exceptional young woman. Please join us in celebrating her success!