Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Tawah Tamba

SHE-CAN Scholar: Tawah Tamba

Seeking a Public Health, Medical Research, and Biotechnology or Non-Profit and Social Justice Internship

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

Tawah Tamba is a second-year student studying International Global Studies & Africana Studies at Gettysburg College. Tawah grew up in Margibi County, a rural area of Liberia, before moving closer to the capital of Monrovia with her family. Being raised by her single mother along with her five siblings, Tawah recognized the importance of overcoming challenges and always looking to the future. Due to financial difficulty, Tawah had to leave school sometimes but kept moving forward. With her impressive academic ability and drive, Tawah was able to graduate with top grades. 

Tawah volunteered with the Liberia Renewal Ministries. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, she spent most of her time working with the National Public Health Institute of Liberia to spread awareness and distribute sanitation supplies for communities. At the same time, she taught other young women in her neighborhood to financially support the family and share knowledge. After high school graduation, Tawah was a program associate at Yoner Liberia and coordinated youth activities. Tawah is an alumna of the Young Political Leadership school of Africa and the founder (and CEO) of the Conscious Youth of Liberia, an organization that aims to build a vibrant society for youth through advocacy, leadership and innovation. Recently, Tawah leads a volunteering project to organize a menstrual hygiene workshop for young girls.

Tawah hopes to make an impact in her society, despite coming from a lower socio-economic level. Tawah hopes to prevent teenage pregnancy and early marriage by providing health education to young women. After earning a U.S. degree, she intends to continue her passion for education and volunteering.


Academic Major

International Global Studies & Africana Studies with a minor in Environmental Studies
Class of 2026

Mentor Team

Melanie Fox, Associate Broker, RE/MAX
Julie Langsdorf, Author
Ann Shulman, Executive Director, Philanthropy Associates
Thear Suzuki, Global Client Service Partner, EY
Wehtahnah Tucker, Chief Policy and Quality Executive, CCHCS