Diepiriye Anga L’14 has been selected as one of eight Global Shapers in Philadelphia by the World Economic Forum.
The Global Shapers program is a network led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential by serving society. They are selected on the basis of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference. Global Shapers are united by a common desire to channel the members’ tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world.
Anga, who is currently enrolled in Penn Law’s graduate certificate in Global Human Rights program, has led and participated in service and pro bono projects in several countries around the world including Jamaica, Peru, Nigeria, and various cities in the United States.
In keeping with her commitment to human rights and international development, in the Spring 2014 semester, she will be externing at Amnesty International in New York City. She plans to use her position as a Shaper to create education-focused initiatives for women and children in Philadelphia and her native, Nigeria.