Sorelle Mbakop

Sorelle graduated from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst in 2015 with a dual degree in Journalism and Environmental/ Natural Resource Economics. While at UMass Amherst, Sorelle engaged underserved communities at home and abroad, tutoring high school seniors and juniors in Springfield and completing a full-time internship with the United Nations office at Nairobi. After graduating from UMass Amherst, she worked as an Analyst on the Urban Business Initiative at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City where she promoted economic development in inner cities across the U.S through private sector investment. While at ICIC, she oversaw the implementation of the application and selection process for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program’s national cohort.

As a Fulbright graduate scholar, she is completing a Masters in Sustainable Development in Developing Countries and Countries in Transition at the University of Auvergne.

As an ACDI intern, Sorelle is providing technical and qualitative support on several projects, including the African Development Bank’s project Enhancing the Capacity of African Countries to Use Climate Information to Inform Decision-Making