Damba Koroma graduated from Mary Baldwin University, VA, in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Since graduation, she has worked with AmeriCorps as an adult tutor through the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and currently works with The Lord’s Place, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of homelessness. Damba Koroma is one of the victims of the decade long brutal Civil War that took place in Sierra Leone. Her left hand was amputated alongside with her mother’s, Finah Kamara, a beneficiary of MOi’s programs. Despite her physical disability, she has not stopped fighting for her place in society. She has learned to not let the past, and the fact that she has one hand, discourage her from doing her best and achieving her dream and giving back to her country one day. She has always worked hard in school as well as being an active participant in extracurricular activities. Damba is a passionate advocate for human, environment and community service issues, a great mentor, public speaker and advocate for gender equality. Her career path has entailed all these and more. Her ultimate goal in life is to help people.