Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Mabindu Sherif

SHE-CAN Scholar: Mabindu Sherif

Mabindu Sherif is an incoming First Year student at Babson College. Mabindu grew up in Monrovia, Liberia, and was raised by her extended family: her father, a former teacher turned peace builder after Liberia’s civil war, her mother, a petty trader, and her cousin. Despite facing significant economic challenges, Mabindu earned full scholarships and graduated as the valedictorian of her class at Muslim Congress High School.

Mabindu is an active member of her community. In 2021, she became the president of the Go Girls Lead Mentorship Program Cohort 2, held under the auspices of Books Before Boys and Libpedia. In 2022, she served as a coordinator for a quizzing tournament in her community (Rock Spring Valley) to promote educational activities, identify the brightest minds aged 13-18, and encourage them to get involved.

In school, Mabindu served as speaker for the student government and completed a school project to renovate the cafeteria. She was also the captain and second speaker of her school’s debate team. At home, Mabindu assisted her nephew and niece with their lessons, helping them in areas they struggled with. As a SHE-CAN scholar, Mabindu completed a Take the Lead project (Increasing Awareness of the Plight of Blind Children) where she raised funds to provide tables and ceiling renovations for blind children at the Liberian Christian Association of the Blind. Last year, she held her own SHE-CAN info session at the embassy to encourage girls to apply.

Mabindu aspires to become a successful lawyer to advocate for the restoration of rights, especially for women and girls in Liberia, and to impact others in difficult circumstances. Ultimately, Mabindu dreams of becoming the next president of Liberia and a philanthropist to make a positive impact on her country.


Academic Major

Class of 2028

Mentor Team