Som Tang'ma Kpante graduated from the MA International Relations Program in 2020 and is from Togo, West Africa. Som customized her MA in IR study plan to concentrate in areas related to International Development, Human Rights, and NGOs. Prior to starting at NYU, she received a BA in Translation from the University of Ghana.
Where are you working currently and what do you do there?
I am the Founder/Executive Director of Jeunes Breves (a nonprofit organization).
How did the MA in IR Program prepare you for what you are doing now?
I came to the program with the goal of founding my nonprofit organization and the program was flexible in the sense that I was allowed and able to design my program to be able to do just that.
What advice do you have for current students who may be looking for a career in your field?
Choose your courses accordingly. Do not hesitate to add courses from outside the program.
Which class did you enjoy the most? And the one in which you learned the most?
Making Social Entrepreneurship Happy. NGOs & Global Politics.
What is your favorite place on campus? What do you like best about student life at NYU?
I miss Bobst Library and the nights I spent there on papers! It is so huge and comfortable. I love the diversity. I left at home. I got to meet people from all over the world.
Last Updated May 11, 2021