gideon

GIDEON TOO

HOMETOWN:
Eldoret, Kenya                     
HIGH SCHOOL:
Nairobi School     
MAJOR:
Economics; Certificate in International Relations
FAVORITE CLASS:
“Africa in World Politics” examines the role Africa plays in the world, the role the rest of the world plays in Africa, and the impact these interactions have on both sides. It is the most influential class I have taken at Wes because coming from Kenya, I am developing such a deep understanding of the political and socio-economic issues that affect my continent in a way I never conceptualized before. This course fuels my passion for finding sustainable solutions for issues affecting the African continent. Professor Michael Nelson is also pretty awesome!
CAMPUS
ACTIVITIES: 
For the past two years, I have been a resident advisor for Bennett Hall. I have also worked as a student intern at the Office of Disabilities Services. Currently, I am captain of Old Methodists Rugby Football Club, Wesleyan’s men’s rugby team, and I have been a member since freshman year. I have worked with the Economics department as a teaching apprentice, and I am also a member of the African Students Association, currently acting as the treasurer.
OUTSIDE
WESLEYAN:
I have been involved with a nonprofit organization in Kenya known as the Education and Social Empowerment Program. EaSEP helps bright, economically disadvantaged Kenyan students apply to elite U.S. colleges and universities through SAT coaching, test registration and general help with negotiating the college application process.
FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE:
It is almost impossible to pinpoint a specific experience at Wesleyan that I consider my favorite. From taking interesting classes, attending art performances, participating in athletic contests to simply having casual conversations with friends on Foss Hill, the coming together of all these moments is truly a special experience.     
AFTER
WESLEYAN:

I hope to work for a few years in the U.S., then I intend to go to graduate school to study international development or something similar, after which I will go back home to Kenya.

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