Bound for Greatness
During the summer of 2013, DREAM TEEN Magazine interviewed Ivy league and CEO Brea Baker. She had completed her freshmen year at Yale University and was preparing for her trip to Paris.
B Brea shared her career interest in global affairs. After meeting Brea, I knew that her future was bright with endless opportunities.” This young lady is bound for greatness,” I thought. DREAM TEEN has followed her career updates and endeavors. As a sophomore at Yale, she held down the position of codirector for the 10th Annual Yale/New Haven AIDS Walk—Brea brought the thunder. Unequivocally, she has the spirit of a humanitarian.
May 5, 2014, we checked in on Brea. Her studies have taken her to Africa. She is an intern at the US Embassy Gaborone, Botswana. Her focus is to combat poaching and wildlife trafficking while working to ensure that the Okavango Delta ecosystem survives, and promoting STEM education in young female students. Brea is in Botswana for ten weeks at the ambassador’s residence. Botswana is close to Africa’s ‘Four Corners’, where four countries almost meet: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is at the far north-eastern corner of Botswana where it serves as the administrative center of the Chobe District. Brea didn’t fail to describe her residence. She said that it is beautiful and spacious with 24 hour security. On her first night at the Embassy, she was invited to a party for one of the coworkers—an IT employee at the US Embassy. Later that evening, when she returned home, the house was empty, the television didn’t work and no WFI, but Brea wasn’t lonely.” On the contrary, she was excited about her mission and her new friends. She described the African sky as dark and vast— freckled with stars and nothing more beautiful. DT