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Benton Bio: Saffiate Ba ’14

By bentonscholars on April 4, 2013

Ba picSaffiate (Saffi) Ba ’14 is from Long Island, NY and is majoring in political science at Colgate. During her junior year she studied off-campus in Washington D.C. and interned in the United States Senate.

Saffiate is very passionate about education policy and youth development. She has worked as a camp counselor for four consecutive summers and is incredibly grateful and thrilled to work with some of Boston’s youth at Camp Harbor View this summer, as part of the Jim P. Manzi ’73 Fellowship. On campus, she works as a first-year mentor as a member of Link Staff and is actively involved as a leader for Colgate’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity as well as a children’s literacy group called Liberty Kids.

Saffiate is a Student Caller for the Annual Fund, a chapter leader for Students for Education Reform, and former philanthropy chair for her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. Recently, she was admitted to Konosioni, the senior honor society that works to connect the Colgate student community to the greater Hamilton community through service work and leadership. Saffiate’s interest in the non-profit sector was sparked when she participated in Colgate’s Spring Immersion Fellowship in Washington D.C., where she and a group of students met with executives of non-profit organizations in Washington.

After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in the field of law, education or public policy; or pursue work in the non-profit sector.

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