Originally Posted on August 24th, 2010
Zufan Tilahun Abebe joined the EWI staff this summer in an internship position, through the organization Liberty’s Promise. She is 16 years old and a rising senior at T.C. Williams High School.
Zufan was born in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and lived there with her family until coming to the United States in 2007. Zufan has been assisting our organization with outreach in the Ethiopian community, events and sales, jewelry design and production, and various office work.
In school, Zufan has been on the honor roll for all disciplines. She most enjoys math and physics, which will serve her well when she achieves her dream of attending the University of Pennsylvania as a pre-med student. Zufan plans to become a surgeon and practice in the United States, while going back to Ethiopia frequently to volunteer her knowledge and medical skills.
She has received award letters from the Virginia House of Delegates and the City of Alexandria, as well as a Certificate of Appreciation from the Ethiopian and Eritrean Club.
We are excited that Zufan will continue her involvement with us during the school year after her internship has ended. She has become a talented jewelry maker and will be able to sell her work through EWI.