Meet the Class of 2021

Derek Nuamah

Hometown: Burlington, NJ
Major: Neuroscience

Activities & Honors:

  • Co-Chair – UMOJA
  • Vice President of Growth – Fitalyst
  • Two-year External Affairs Chair – Minority Association of Pre-Health Students
  • Resident Advisor – Rodin House
  • Member – ASE Academy (Academic and Cultural Enrichment Program serving Philly Area middle and high school students)
  • Big – Big Brother Big Sister
  • Scholar – Johnson Scholars Program

Hobbies:  Philadelphia Sports Fan, HBO and Netflix Connoisseur
Favorite Book: The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
Favorite Movies: Remember the Titans, The Dark Knight, Menace II Society
Favorite Food: Jollof Rice
Favorite Quote: “Closed mouths don’t get fed.” ~ A very wise individual

Plans After Penn: Working for a non-profit or doing research centered around fighting racial and socioeconomic disparities in healthcare, before going to Medical School!