Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Jel Luma

SHE-CAN Scholar: Jel Luma

Seeking a Non-Profit and Social Justice, Environment, or Business, Finance, and Consulting Internship

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

Jel D. Luma is a Junior at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She spent the summer of 2022 working as a Sales and Marketing Intern at Kawadah Farms in Liberia and has also volunteered as a Global Scholar Orientation Leader on campus at Babson.

Jel is from the city of Brewerville, where she lived with her mother, a homemaker, and her father, who is an electrician. 

She was the valedictorian of her high school class and was also awarded the prestigious Ellen Johnson Academic Excellence award in 2016. While in high school, Jel served as secretary and later, president, of the Elegant Girls Guide Club (EGG). The EGG aims to raise awareness about issues girls face in their day to day lives such as peer pressure, sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation. 

Jel is also a founding member of the Partners for Education – Liberia, a non-profit youth organization inspiring education, leadership, and entrepreneurship. She has helped inspire over 3,500 students and teachers. In August of 2018, Jel attended a week-long HIV/AIDS workshop and subsequently volunteered to work as a peer educator; her work influenced 500+ people to take an HIV test and know their status.

Jel’s area of interest is entrepreneurship surrounding sustainable food systems. Since she has experienced hunger first-hand, she has a passion for changing Liberia’s food system while keeping the environment green and safe. 

Highlights From Jel’s Work Experience:

Marketing Assistant, Kawadah Farms

Academic Mentor, Project Glimmer Empowerment

Project Coordinator, Partners For Education

Dean’s List GPA: 3.59 Languages Spoken: English, Koloqua, and French


Academic Major

Entrepreneurship & Environmental Sustainability
Class of 2025

Mentor Team

Gabrielle Alicino, Director of Development, International WOW Company
Zalima Barazani, Enterprise Customer, Clever Inc.
Anna Blue, Global Escalations, Facebook
Shelley Helgeson, Senior Manager of Development and Partnerships, Equalize Health