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Leah Elesinmogun

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Bio

I am a responsible, hard-working, and ambitious 4.7 principal's honor roll, high school senior at College Park Academy. I demonstrate a strong work ethic with an analytical mind. I am a self-starter who has accomplished several projects. I set high standards for myself ethically and never shy away from challenges. I prioritize my tasks and I'm also a great Team player.

Education

College Park Academy

High School
2018 - 2022
  • GPA:
    4

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Accounting

    • Dream career goals:

      Company Founder

    • Founder / CEO

      GirlsBringUpGirls
      2020 – Present4 years

    Sports

    Tennis

    Club
    2017 – 20192 years

    Awards

    • Most Improved Player

    Research

    • Business/Corporate Communications

      National Institute of Health — Pathways Intern
      2021 – Present

    Arts

    • Present

    Public services

    • Advocacy

      Redeemed Christian Church of God: Word of Life Center — Sunday School Teacher
      2016 – 2019
    • Volunteering

      Women's Homeless Center — Volunteer
      2018 – 2019

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Entrepreneurship

    Freddie L Brown Sr. Scholarship
    One night, well past my bedtime, I stumbled upon YouTube videos of attorney and business consultant Brett Cenkus describing the law of nations. That’s where I fell in love. No, not with Brett but with the way he articulated how entrepreneurs develop global franchises. Not long after, I sat down on a Saturday afternoon with a generous bowl of ice cream and an excessive amount of chocolate syrup to watch a movie recommended by Brett called The Founder. The film was about McDonald’s growth from a small struggling business to a multinational corporation. It made me think about how important entrepreneurship is to my community as it empowers individuals to become economically independent and self-sustaining. Since then I have long been passionate about entrepreneurship, which is the cornerstone of all businesses and can create wealth, improve the standard of living, and the quality of life. Entrepreneurs help drive economic and social change through innovation. I hope to relate my entrepreneurial spirit to international trade and its impact on the economic and social development of underserved nations. And growing up, I was taught both English and Yoruba. By the time I was five years old, my parents enrolled my siblings and me into a French immersion school. When I was twelve, I began learning Spanish. At thirteen, my cousin started to teach me Russian. By the time I was sixteen, I discovered anime and started learning Japanese through the countless episodes I watched. Over time, I developed an affinity for foreign languages and cultures and subsequently studied abroad in Montreal, Canada, and Lagos, Nigeria where I learned to appreciate the benefits of cultural immersion. The more I traveled, the more I developed an interest in the trade and economic growth of various countries. These experiences prompted my interest in researching potential careers. I am specifically drawn to international law and global trade. Having traveled to Nigeria, in particular, I wanted to better understand the economy of that nation-state and how it affects the financial literacy and upward mobility of its citizens. I also wanted to understand how that economy drives entrepreneurship, trade and whether it empowers individuals to ultimately become financially independent and self-sustaining. As a result of my travels and studies, I am passionate about entrepreneurship as it relates to international trade and its impact on the economic and social development of underserved nations. I desire to explore the impact of government policies on business.