Faith Chumo

"She believed she could, so she did."

Author Bio

My transition from Nairobi to New Haven has been one of the most challenging yet thrilling experiences of my life. My name is Faith Chumo and I was born and raised in Kenya. I go to Yale college and I plan to major in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. I also plan on applying to medical school here. Outside the academic sphere, I volunteer with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, I dance and also sing in an African dance group. My favorite authors are Chimamanda Adichie and Sheryl Sandberg and I am a huge Beyoncé fan. Lastly, I thoroughly enjoy New Haven pizza, particularly Pepe’s.

About

Hometown Nairobi, Kenya
Lives New Haven, CT, USA
High School Education Precious Blood Secondary School, Nairobi, Kenya
Studying BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (Pre-Med)
Graduating 2020
Extracurriculars Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), ASEMPA (African Acapella group), Dzana (contemporary African dance group)
Interests Gender equality especially in the workforce and the science and technology fields of education. I am a feminist.
Future Plans Upon graduating from Yale, I would like to apply to medical school or the school of Public Health and eventually work as a pediatric surgeon or in public health.

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How to Choose Academic Major According to a Yale Student

Published: November 30, 2016

Before applying to colleges in the US, I did the International Foundation Year Program, hoping to join college in the UK. Before I did my final exams and accepted my offer from Leeds University, it struck me that I was about to ‘settle’. Not only would my academic major be mainstream but I would force myself into believing that I made the right career choice (Electrical Engineering), even though I knew deep down that mathematical skills were not an innate skill I owned, and continue to prove difficult to acquire. So I dropped out of the program, and decided to…

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Is Winter Still Coming ?

Published: October 24, 2016

Fall featuring my boots :) A flower at the Yale Farm At the Yale outdoor center There’s something about the fall that seems to sum up my life as an international student at Yale. There’s a beautiful but disquieting combination of uncertainty: the warm sun and colorful leaves coupled with a sense of impending doom that we cannot predict accurately, we just know it’s coming, we don’t know when or what it will feel like. Classes must be attended and assignments must be handed in. We are however, quite strongly, encouraged not to make our Yale experience a ‘books only’…

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Joy Murugi says:

Sweater weather. You will do just fine. My small brother has watched so many cartoons that he imagines for Christmas to be so then there must be snow. He wants to go to America to see snow.

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Faith Chumo says:

That's so cute! But the cold is nothing like we've experienced in Kenya. If you do happen to come over during the winter, let me know! Would be great to link up!

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