Friday, February 22, 2019

Mekedlawit Setegne is president of Rice African Student Association #EthiopiansInOhio

Setegne came to America with her family when she was five years old after winning the lottery for a diversity visa. Setegne said she feels that there’s pressure to be a perfect representation of black people all the time. “I know that as soon as I say something that's wrong, I'm not talking for Mekedlawit. I'm talking for black women in STEM,” Setegne said. “I think that makes me more hesitant to just do a lot of things, and feel like I don't belong in certain spaces.”

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