Research shows that less than 1% of African Americans are obtaining Ph.D.s each year in the United States, and if you’re a first-generation college student from the West Side of Chicago, chances are slim that you’ll even obtain a bachelor’s degree, let alone consider walking down the aisle to receive a Ph.D. Well, there is one modern-day millennial, who has defied all statistics by walking a path that is uniquely her own. Meet
Meet Porschia Nkansa; a number-crunching sorority girl whose rÃ©sumÃ© of accomplishments would light up any Fortune 500 CEO’s face with enthusiasm to hire her. She graduated from DePaul University with accolades that would fill office walls of any top executive. Not only was Nkansa a frequent occupier of The Dean’s List, but she was also a scholarship magnet; earning both the Frank K. Ross Scholarship Award from the “big four” accounting firm K.P.M.G. L.L.P. and the Illinois CPA Society Herman J. Neal Accounting Scholarship. Her achievements earned her a job offer as a tax associate for one of the four largest accounting firms in the world.
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