Sally Amkoa is a junior majoring in Economics and the recipient of the 2013 Carl H. Lindner Scholarship. She is the daughter of Dunstan and Florah Mukoko and was raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Sally is a beneficiary of the Zawadi Africa Education Fund, a Kenyan-based non-profit organization that secures scholarships for academically gifted African girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to enable them to pursue a higher education in the U.S. She graduated from the Kenya High School, where she was a junior sports captain and a house captain in charge of a dormitory of 180 students.
Sally is a member of the Marvin P. Kolodzik Business Scholars and the University Honors programs. Carrying a cumulative GPA of 3.9, she achieved Dean’s list each term. She is an alumna of Activists Coming Together: a year-long campus program for women in leadership at UC. She also participated in Accelerating Racial Justice, an inclusive leadership program facilitated by the Racial Awareness Program (RAPP). She served as the vice president of Stratford Heights residence hall and as a Student Orientation Leader. She also participated in the Business Fellows Business Buddy mentoring program as a mentor to a first-year student. She is currently the co-director of international affairs in the undergraduate student government, working to improve the reception and integration of international students at UC.
As the second place winner of the 2012 Connect-123 International Essay contest, Sally won a scholarship to co-op at the Parliamentary Monitoring Group in Cape Town, South Africa. She has also studied abroad in Costa Rica and Panama. Sally continues to promote study abroad experiences among UC students as a student worker at UC International Programs. She hopes to pursue a PhD in Economics at Harvard to become an economic development consultant for governments of developing countries.