Danielle Ansong, a gifted Ghanaian, is making waves in the United States for Ghana.
At Virginia Commonwealth University, Danielle is pursuing a concentration in biochemistry in chemistry with the intention of realizing her childhood aspiration of becoming a doctor.
Ansong, who is majoring in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences and is on a pre-med track in the VCU Honors College, stated, “I’ve always wanted to be a doctor, and I wanted to make connections in that field.”
Due to its diversity, I was also interested in VCU. We have students from all over, which has helped me learn. The Ghanaian also worked as a research intern at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she conducted malaria research in Alexis Kaushansky, Ph.D.’s laboratory. Ansong chose the internship because she was interested in malaria.
I am passionate about global health and medicine. She stated, “Malaria is the leading cause of death among children in Africa.” She also serves as president of the school’s African Student Union. “I do plan on going back to Seattle this summer to continue my research.” She has been in that position for two years.
I have a strong connection to my Ghanaian upbringing. She added that she enjoys making and eating Ghanaian food, and that my siblings and I speak Twi, the native language.
Jollof Rice, which is rice mixed with peppers, onions, and tomatoes, is my favorite. She said, “It’s red rice that tastes good.”
She stated, “My research brings me closer to medicine.” It makes me feel more needed in the field as I learn more. the American-Ghanaian duo added.