Nana Konadu Cann

Diversity Outreach Fellow

Nana Konadu Cann, class of 2016, chose Mount Holyoke because she "was looking for a unique college experience that would provide her with a healthy, academically competitive environment." Here, she says, "I feel that I'm pushed to do better because I know I can do better, not because the girl next to me has a better GPA than I do." She majors in Sociology and minors in Nexus’ Law and Public Policy track, focusing her studies on urban sociology and development. Nana is a member of the Association of Pan African Unity, an organization that implements activities and programs designed to increase awareness of African American cultural heritage within the Mount Holyoke and Five College community. Her favorite place on campus is the Betty Shabazz Cultural Center, which serves as a cultural space for students of African descent. Nana tempers these social endeavors with personal time, during which she binge-watches Netflix. When asked to share what she cherishes most about MHC, Nana answered, "The lifelong friendships that I’ve made here."