Abiodun Foresythe is an international student from Lagos, Nigeria who will transfer from Skyline College this Spring. She has been admitted to almost every college/university that she applied to including UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. She is not only an honors student, but also an active member of the Skyline College community since her first semester.
She is a member of the Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Academy (WMLA) and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), has participated Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) since 2018 and is a Senator in the Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC). She is also a tutor and a Supplemental Instruction leader.
As a member of WMLA, she has participated in conferences, leaderships talks and vision boards. In WMLA, Abi says that she has found a safe space and a support system with people who helped her to become a leader in her community.
As Vice President of Community Relations for PTK, Abi has been part of the team that was awarded the Distinguished Chapter Officer Team, Distinguished Honors in Action award and is one of the Top 100 PTK chapters in the nation at the Annual PTK Convention.
She has been a guide (2018) and a presenter (2019) at Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), an annual math and science conference for young women from 6th to 12th grade.
As a Senator in ASSC, she was part of the Accreditation Committee and was also part of the group that advocated for and attained cheaper food options to be available for Skyline College students.
Abi says that moving on from Skyline College comes with happiness and sadness. She is sad to leave her Skyline College family behind but knows that because of Skyline College, she will be able to move on without fear. We are excited to see where the future will take Abi and wish her all the best in her endeavors!
Article and Photo by Clair Yeo-Sugajski