Meet the Class of 2021

Martha Gakunju

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH and Nairobi, KENYA 
Major: Health and Societies – Global Health

Activities & Honors:

  • Co-Chair – UMOJA 
  • Chair – Tangible Change
  • Conference Chair – Black Wharton Undergraduate Association
  • President – Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Robeson Cooper Scholar
  • Johnson Scholar

Hobbies: Dancing, traveling, reading, music
Favorite Book: Homegoing by Yaa Gasi
Favorite Movies: Anything with Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Food: Potatoes (french fry form preferred)
Favorite Quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world” ~Nelson Mandela

Plans After Penn: Grad school, community organization work, medical school