Amber Asumda, A22

Major: International Relations

Minor: Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

Hometown: Snellville, GA

Amber is a senior from Snellville, Georgia pursuing a degree in International Relations with a minor in Entrepreneurship for Social Impact. As a first-generation, Ghanaian-American, Amber is passionate about uplifting and empowering women and girls of the African diaspora through means of community, legal, and economic empowerment among others.

During her time at Tufts, Amber has worked toward her goals by conceptualizing and chairing the first annual Black Women’s Empowerment Conference (BWEC) in spring 2021, a conference with over 200 registrants which sought to empower and connect Black women undergraduate and graduate students across the northeast.

In addition to her work on the BWEC, Amber is currently a part of the first cohort of Building Resilience In Immigrant Communities (BRIC) Student Fellows, a joint initiative of the Henry J. Leir Institute at the Fletcher School and Tisch College at Tufts University and ACEDONE (African Community Economic Development of New England). As a BRIC Student Fellow, she is working with East African businesswomen in Boston, MA to develop a women’s economic empowerment project.

Amber has also been a part of many other academic and extracurricular groups on campus. Amber has led the Tufts University Social Collective (TUSC) as an Executive Coordinator and launched a DEI working group to help identify and meaningfully address better inclusivity and accessibility at TUSC programs and events. Amber has also served as a Tisch Scholar for Civic Life, Diversity Admissions Council Member, Africana Center Peer Leader, and a UN Millennium Fellow. 

After graduation, Amber hopes to engage in meaningful international development work on the African continent.

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Amber Asumda, A22

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