A Science Student Talks Her Way Onto the Model UN Team

“I was really interested in understanding how chemistry could fit into the puzzle of these societal interactions.”

Yemi MelkaAugsburg College

As a ninth grader in her native Ethiopia, Yemi Melka had to choose between studying science and social science. Now, on a college campus in Minnesota, she has found a way to combine her interests in chemistry and international relations, including through Model UN.

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