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Anne-Marcelle Kouame

Salut tout le monde! My name is Anne-Marcelle (a hyphenated first-name, pronounced like “Anh- Marcel”). By now, if you suspect that I speak French, you’re spot on!

I am actually Ivorian-American, born and raised in Cote d’Ivoire ( also known as  the Ivory Coast) and educated (for the most part) in the U.S. if you were to meet me in person, you will also realize that I am a living meme; I can go from making various palpable facial expressions to offering insightful commentaries on “seemingly” random life occurrences and still manage to make them relatable.

After a while, you will also notice that I’m a HUGE foody. I’m that friend with a genuine appreciation for food, ready to try all sorts of dishes and live to tell about it. In fact, my dream job is to travel the world, meet new people and deconstruct complex international issues and real hidden stories over a meal or two – plus dessert.

Besides creating memes (out of myself), and stuffing my stomach with food, I am also passionate about language learning, storytelling and methods of communication that connects different cultures. My interest naturally culminated with a B.A. in International Relations last May from Juniata College, so you might be wondering “Why MC”?

Well, long story short: I was curious about the role that technology plays in facilitating information exchange and, LO and BEHOLD – the Workforce Development Continuing Education (WDCE) at MC offered hands-on training in coding, data analytics, and other IT related fields – at NO COST.

Being in the WDCE has been a truly transformative experience for me, and it’s  a journey that I’ll be happy to sharing as an MC Voice Blogger. Tune in every week for new updates!”

My Posts

SHaW Center for Success Student Health and Wellness event

Rediscovering MC: Part 2 – Health & Wellness Through the SHaW Center

Nowadays, I get the chance to hang out more and more on the Rockville Campus, and around noon on March 2, I stumbled upon a food stand, where free food and snacks were being handed…

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Africa and Diaspora Heritage Festival February 27th

Rediscovering MC: Part 1 – African Diaspora Festival

Hey Raptors! It’s been a minute, I know. And that’s exactly why I’d like to catch y'all up on everything that happened since my last post. On February 27th, I got a super cool opportunity…

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Peer2Peer Support at MC

“Adjusting to college life is hard, as is maintaining social and academic success throughout your time at Montgomery College. This semester we're introducing something new, Peer Support Groups.”  Last week, I stumbled upon an event…

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The Power of “.EDU”

*Takes up a mic*  How many of us realize that being a student WITH a student email address is such a privilege?  it's only 3 characters long - E.D.U - yet gives us access to an…

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MC Voices

Career Confidence

By now, any MC Raptors out there job searching via LinkedIn should be familiar with a study that shows that 60% and more jobs are filled through networking and referrals, with some recruiters coining it…

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MC Voices

Women in Tech (LITERALLY!)

It’s my 6th week into the coding Bootcamp at MC, and the Java language is finally starting to sink in. Making coding analogies, puns, and jokes are becoming a common occurrence among my coding cohort,…

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DrEaMiNg In CoDeS…

I aspire to be at this level of confidence and learn these various coding languages. Image Credit: Coding Dojo Did you know that coding works like a language? I realized this fact after having, what…

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