Identities: African-American, first-gen, student, friend, son
Favorite occupations: problem-solving, basketball, football, music, travel
Emmanuel hails from Chicago’s Southwest suburbs and is also a native of Ghana, West Africa. He graduated cum laude in May 2021 from Northern Illinois University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation & Disability Services. Emmanuel draws on his rich experiences as a first-generation student and his cultural background to drive his profound perspective on culture and justice, specifically its intersections within the rehab sector. He chose the field of Occupational Therapy because of its broad perspective towards restoration and problem-solving health-related matters. He hopes to take in all he has learned at Duke University and pour it back into others.