Alphonsina Akulu - Third Culture Kids Musings
Alphonsina Akulu is a junior at Centennial High School. She is a participant in the leadership class under Mrs. Jaimie Skinner. She was born in Tanzania where her family fled to escape the civil unrest and fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 1996. They resettled in Boise, Idaho in 2013. She learned the English language really fast from when she was an elementary school student at Frontier Elementary school and by the 7th grade, she was able to continue her classes outside of the ELL (English Language Learners) curriculum. Alphonsina looks forward to pursuing a college degree in the medical field and hopes to become a travel nurse. During the pandemic, she realized that working as a nurse is a reliable job and that she would be able to help others at the same time.