Emmanuel Appiahkubi is a Ghanaian born college student at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He moved to the United States in Worcester Massachusetts with his family where he was raised when he was 5 years old. He speaks English and a dialect of Ghana’s native language Twi. Emmanuel’s biggest inspiration are his parents, who push him to work hard every day. To quote him “I have to work hard now, so that they [Emmanuel’s parents] can retire early.” Apart from his diligence and dedication to higher education, Emmanuel plays volleyball, is an experienced canoer and enjoys riding the “Onewheel”
Emmanuel is the current UMass Boston My Brothers’ Keeper secretary and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. A project he is proud of was his involvement in the High School Health Careers Program Health Disparities Project where he presented the “Prevalence of Hypertension in African Americans Compared to the General Population in Massachusetts.” The purpose of his presentation was to “spread awareness and inform African Americans and others of the risks and solutions pertaining to hypertension.” As of late Emmanuel is essential to the UMass Memorial Medical Center team and is CPR & First Aid Certified, Automatic External Defibrillator Certified (AED), Dementia Care Certified, Therapeutic Mentorship Certified and a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Emmanuel
continues to inspire us and we are proud to have him involved in My Brothers Keeper at University of Massachusetts Boston!