Assatu is looking forward to her first year with Girls Leadership’s Summer Program. She enjoys studying mass communication from a Black feminist and Critical Race theory perspective. She earned a B.BA. in Marketing from the University of Georgia, Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California, a Master of Arts in Mass Media Studies from the University of Georgia and is earning a PhD in Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Aside from reading and writing, Assatu enjoys learning how to perfect Liberian cuisine.