Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Peaches Dargbeh

SHE-CAN Scholar: Peaches Dargbeh

Seeking a Non-Profit or Social Justice Internship 

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

Peaches Lovetee Dargbeh is attending Lafayette College. Peaches and her little sister were raised by a single mother in Montserrado County, Liberia. Her mother is a local business woman who sells at a community market. It wasn’t easy growing up without a father figure in the home, but these challenges didn’t stop Peaches from stepping up and creating a path for herself. With her outstanding grades and amazing performances with the debate team, quizzing team, press club, and kickball team, she was awarded a full scholarship from her high school. And her determination didn’t stop with being just a great student – Peaches also helped her mother with the business everyday after school.

Even though the reality of attending college wasn’t sure because of her family’s financial situation, Peaches knew she could still empower herself and others in many ways. She started an after school tutorial class for elementary students and also recruited some of the students from higher classes to help out. During the Covid-19 crisis in Liberia, she hosted an hour show on a local radio station to raise awareness against the virus. She’s also the poetry coordinator & member of the media team of Books Before Boys Inc. She also established a creative writing and spoken word club for girls in 2020.

Being a girl in Liberia, Peaches understands just how difficult it is to be seen or heard, and that’s exactly why she started to advocate for girls like her. She’s part of an advocacy group called March for Justice. Her team fast-tracks rape cases to ensure that justice is served. Due to her passion for creating a safe space for girls and women in Liberia, Peaches is committed to becoming a lawyer one day. Her goal is to see a change in the justice system of her country, and ensure that everyone has an equal and fair access to justice in Liberia. 

Attending

Academic Major

International Affairs
Class of 2027

Mentor Team

Jessica Armstrong, General Counsel, St. Luke's Health Network
Theresa Chase
Andrea Lycette, Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Jennifer Kerner Peters, Senior Director of Real Estate, St. Luke's Health Network
Nancy Stansbery, Director of Parent Giving, University of Richmond
Deb Stellato, President, Think Good Company