Alumni Corner – Kofi

Kofi Afriyie_Head shot

What is your major?

I major in civil engineering at the illustrious Morgan State University.

How did you get interested in STEM?

My college career is rooted in STEM, because I am always focused on solving problems! Growing up, I was intrigued by how products were developed, and STEM is the brainchild of the future in which we are heading.

How did you find out about i-Trek?

I found out about i-Trek from Christopher Gaines, my former Calculus professor and a colleague of Niaja.

What have been doing since participating in i-Trek?

After the trek, I interned in Los Angeles where I worked on an earthquake-engineering project. This involved assessing the spatial correlation of tall reinforced concrete buildings and ground motions.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I enjoy soccer and taking trips.

What is something you are really looking forward to?

I look forward to using my degree to change the world and visiting one country on each continent.

Would you recommend the i-Trek program to current undergraduate students? Why or why not?

I-Trek is one of the most useful programs of which I have ever been a part. From networking with students, faculty, and CEOs, all participants benefit from the diversity of thought and obtain great insight into the different paths to take after graduating college. As a team, we also built strong bonds with people from all over the country, which is essential in building out a contact base for professional networking.

What skill are you most proud of possessing?

I am most proud of, and thankful for, my intellectual creativity. It is what keeps me up at 3AM writing in my “idea book.”

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I definitely see myself out of graduate school and working on my goal of creating a company that forms a healthy coalition between business and engineering.