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.

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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

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