Yeabsira Dessie, Ethiopia


Hello everyone! My name is Yeabsira Dessie. I love helping people out and that’s exactly what I am here for in my role as a Maverick Global Ambassador. I will be an active resource for you by answering questions and help you get acquainted with Minnesota State Mankato and the Mankato area. Please feel free to reach out to me if you need guidance, peer-support, resources, and advice before and after you arrive at MNSU-Mankato. 

Major and Year:

I am a junior majoring in biochemistry.

Why did you choose this major:  

I have always been good at listening to others talk about their problems and help them solve it what better way to do that than to work in the health sector. 



Favorite Thing About your Home Country:

How 80 ethnic groups and 9 nations live with beautiful diversity. Our culture for soccer should never be underestimated too. 

Why did you choose MNSU:

It is the only place that feels like home due to its impeccable diversity. 

Favorite Memory at MNSU so far:

Getting lost in buildings in orientation week.  

Favorite Signature Night and Why:

African night, everything is impeccable how every country is representedthe food and performances

Favorite American Food:


Favorite Activity to do in the Mankato Area:

Walking and picnicking on shore with friends. 

Campus Involvement:

Member of Ethiopian Student Association

Advice for Prospective Students:

There is always going to be another fish to fry or another ladder to climb but through time your dreams will come true if worked hard for. 

Future Career Plans:

Working in the health sector. 

Defy your boundaries! Thanks, Yeabsira

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