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Emily Keshap: Soma’s BOO & VT Chapter President

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

Emily Keshap is our Business Operations Officer and Virginia Tech Chapter President. She also serves as the Consulting Group Coordinator.

Emily is a Pre-Education and Pre-Law double major with a minor in international relations set to graduate in Spring 2023. She is from Arlington, Virginia, but has lived in Sri Lanka and India, and has traveled to over 15 countries. Emily is also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Virginia Tech, and an officer of the YMCA at Virginia Tech. In high school, Emily worked closely with the children of SOS Village, a non-profit organization that builds villages to house orphans and provide them with a family and education, in Sri Lanka. In the future, she aspires to work in foreign affairs or education.

Emily first met Mohamed when he visited the Mozaiko Living-Learning Community at Virginia Tech to share Soma’s mission with Virginia Tech students. When she heard about Soma and its mission to build rural learning centers in Tanzania, she knew she wanted to get involved. Soma International combines her love of learning with her connection to international relations. While living overseas, Emily worked closely with children to improve their literacy and English education. Emily was inspired by Mohamed, who is a very fiery leader, with a passion for his work. Seeing his passion ignited her own. As Emily continues her involvement in Soma, she becomes more and more inspired by the driven and dedicated members. As Business Operations Manager, Emily has worked to make Soma more organized and establish a cohesive system for integrating new members.

Some of Emily’s hobbies include volunteering and working with children. She enjoys traveling and exploring new places. She also plays soccer and enjoys going for runs. To satisfy her creative side, she enjoys drawing and painting.

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Writers: Sadie Andersen, Emily Keshap

Editors: Mackenzie Hyde, M. Cecilia Silva Montoya

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