Akua Owusu is originally from Ghana, where she attended Wesley Girls’ High School. She has just finished her sophomore year of college at the UConn Waterbury campus, where she received the Wendell Hoang Award for excellence in Organic Chemistry, of which she is very proud. A molecular and cell biology major, Akua is looking forward to a career in cardiology. She has shadowed in an emergency department and works as a CNA in hospitals, nursing homes, and adult living communities. In 2012 she had the opportunity to observe brain surgery at KATH Hospital in Ghana. When Akua isn’t working or shadowing, she enjoys spending time with her family.