About Me

Tropics – loving New Englander with West African roots

I have been passionate about construction since I was a 6 year old girl watching bricklayers build my family home’s compound walls. I am also passionate about tropical architecture, and infrastructure development. I was born in West Africa, but I am now a former New Englander living in California.

Today, I am an aspiring pan-African, Afrobuilder & woman developer, and construction management & project management professional for a national general contractor. I earned my Bachelors in Architecture Studies in 2014 from Tufts University, where I also studied Architectural Engineering, Urban Planning, and Social Entrepreneurship. I am working on my Masters degree in Program & Portfolio Management.

I aim to promote infrastructure development in the tropical Global South, especially in the African continent. I blog about local tropical materials and & building techniques, while applying modern technology for enhancement, and urban planning policies. I believe we can also promote social entrepreneurship and women & youth economic empowerment while doing this crucial work.

Join me in the discourse about the future of building in Africa!

Let’s build something together.

Notable Quotes

“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Noble Prize Winner & Liberia’s former President

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.” 

Norman Foster

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