The Team

Emelia Obodum Kusi, M.S. – Founder/President

Emelia Obodum Kusi is a quantitative ecologist. She is a recipient of the highly competitive Spaulding Smith Doctoral Fellowship awarded to outstanding doctoral students from historically underrepresented groups in STEM and has received several academic recognitions. As the founder and president of EGF, Emelia is committed to building a network of collaborators to address the needs of the youths and foster the next generation of STEM professionals. 


Jessanne Lichtenberg, M.S. – Administrative Chair 

Jessanne Lichtenberg is a biomedical engineer. With a passion for ensuring all students have the opportunity to pursue a career in STEM, she has been involved in various STEM outreach and advocacy programs since 2014. In addition to serving as the Administrative chair of EGF, Jessanne is currently the director for Engineering Practices in Color (EPIC), an engineering outreach program for middle school students with learning disabilities in Richmond, Virginia, US.


Benjamin Abijah Education and Mentoring Chair

Benjamin Abijah is a Statistician. He has served in several teaching, mentoring, and leadership roles. As the Education and Mentoring Chair of EGF, Benjamin is passionate about reaching more youths by means of education, outreach, and mentoring programs. He believes in teaching youngsters that, regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds, they can realize their dreams of becoming valuable people through determination, dedication, and good mentorship from other change makers.


Joseph Osei Outreach and Programs Chair

Joseph Osei is a trained teacher. He firmly believes that all youths should get access to resources needed for their personal and professional development. In addition to serving as the Outreach and Programs Chair of EGF, Joseph is currently the founder of Academic and Spiritual Union in Ghana. Joseph loves to see youths fulfilled in their academics and persists in creating and engaging in academic outreaches that seeks to give clear direction to students on achieving their academic goals.



Ambassador Gabriel Yamoah-Boansi


Outreach for Youths in Ghana in January 2023

Attipoe Korkoe Yao

Anastasia Naa Teiko Ablade

Abena Charity Azogmi

Appiah Korang Abigail

Gifty Asamoah 

Dennis Osei-Akoto

Agamaku Rockson

Atuah Samuel Atule

Wisdom Musah