For years, my dream everyday walking past the International Studies Office at Pepperdine was to be on the Honour Wall. God worked with me over the past year and a half and molded me for the life He wants for me. He knew my heart and love for development, He awarded me the Donald M. Payne Fellowship. After having applied for 5 fellowships over the years, I am officially on Pepperdine's Honour Wall!
On days like today, where I see hate permeated through violent extremism in Burkina Faso, I remember how God led me through my survival of terrorism. I will try to keep my head up today, and remember God is leading me to a career with USAID to combat violent extremism through education. I pray he leads my journey and keeps me safe throughout my life of development.