Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program
Bernice Appiah, Segal Fellow

Bernice Appiah

2017 Brandeis Undergraduate Segal Fellow

Bernice Appiah graduated from Brandeis University, double majoring in African and Afro-American Studies and Politics with a minor in Legal Studies. She was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa until the age of six. She was the president of the Brandeis African Students Organization, an Admissions Ambassador and a member of African and diaspora dance groups. Before Brandeis, Bernice worked as an administrative clerk at a private consulting firm for four years while attending high school and college. Bernice’s experience in government, healthcare and cross-cultural understanding have become great assets for her. She hopes to work for an organization that focuses on government interventions and access to healthcare, as well as rights in underrepresented communities or legal-based organizations that work to consult members of that community. Bernice plans to continue working to be a productive community leader. For her Segal Fellow summer internship, Bernice supported the Government Relations team of SAP in Washington, D.C.  She studied abroad in Ghana for Fall 2017 and continued to work for SAP in Accra after her internship.