Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Antoinette N. Weah

SHE-CAN Scholar: Antoinette N. Weah

Seeking a Public Health, Medical Research, or Biotechnology Internship

For a copy of Antoinette’s resume, please contact Erika Wah in Community Building (ewah@shecan.global).

Antoinette N. Weah is a first-year student at Gettysburg College. She serves as the Vice President of her class and is a member of the Student Senate. She is currently a volunteer Consultant for local community organizations through the Give Idea to Gettysburg (GIGS) Program, a member of her school’s Pre-Health Professional Club, and also a Sales Associate and Server at the Dining Service Center. 

Antoinette is the CEO of OC CREAM, an ice cream business she started in her home country of Liberia to empower herself and other youth and females in her community. The improvement of Liberia’s economic and health sectors is Antoinette’s passion. She is confident that with enough expertise, resources, and finances, she can establish a network of pharmacies all over Liberia and build hospitals with top-notch equipment and qualified staff. Through her business acumen, inventiveness, and investments, she is confident that she will improve the standard of living and economic status of her people. She would love to build a franchise and invest in real estate and other businesses. 

Antoinette’s high school and community leadership highlights include representing Liberia in the 2018 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program (KLYES) – a one-year study abroad in the United States. She was a class president or vice president from primary to high school, active on school Debate and Quizzing teams as well as the Press and Environmental Clubs, and she also started a Junior choir for her church. After graduating high school, Antoinette enrolled at the African Methodist Episcopal University for the 2022-2023 academic year and received special recognition for obtaining an outstanding GPA in her major, Biology. 

Antoinette is confident in her ability to continue to effect change, even by taking small steps at first, until she fully unleashes everything within her to transform Liberia and the world.

Highlights From Antoinette’s Work Experience:

  • CEO of OC Cream, an ice cream business Antoinette founded and led
  • Volunteer, Rescue Mission for drug-addicted youth and adults

Languages Spoken: English and Koloqua

Attending

Academic Major

Health Science
Class of 2027

Mentor Team

Jill Dixon
Katherine Eisenreich, Attorney, Department of Justice
Wendy Sergeant-Clarke, Director of Retirement Investments, Intel
Cathy Baker
Ali Whitehurst, Executive Programs Manager, Salesforce