I am a Risk Taker
Department: History & Political Science
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Opportunity can be measured with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. For Keisha Dufie, taking risks has led her to finding opportunity at Otterbein.
Originally from Ghana, Keisha had her basic education in London, England before arriving in the United States and settling in New York.
She arrived at Otterbein in 2008 and has learned a better understanding of the American culture en route to becoming a well-rounded liberal arts student.
Keisha has spent time with Ubuntu Mentoring, Otterbein Senate, and Community Plunge throughout her college years, and lists her history and political science professor, Dr. Allan Cooper, as her most influential staff member.
“He has exposed me to a variety of issues and disciplines that I otherwise would not have pursued,” said Dufie, who has also traveled in other parts of Africa, Dubai, and Italy. “My most memorable Otterbein experience was in Dr. Cooper’s Terrorism and Genocide class, where I was able to hear people’s different experiences and opinions.”
Keisha has worked as an intern for Senator Sherrod Brown, The Department of Homeland Security, and the Ohio Attorney General’s office. She has also served in many volunteer roles, donating time to the Community Refugee and Immigration Services as well as the Rotary Club in Ohio.
Dufie would advise a new student to “take risks and utilize the Otterbein faculty, because they are always available to provide guidance. The University is a blank page and it’s up to you to fill it with enriching experiences.”