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Tami Dairo is a high school student at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology (GSMST) who is passionate about solving community and global challenges through hands-on leadership. She has served in several leadership capacities right from her elementary school days as the school Arbitrator at Cedar Hill Prep. Tami was the Secretary of Student Council at Five Forks Middle school and has been on the Teen Advisory Council of Gwinnett County Public Library, Five Forks branch since 2017 to date where she also volunteered as a Mathematics tutor for elementary and middle school kids.
She has a strong interest in global social issues, hence her membership in Model United Nations where she serves as a Junior Officer. Tami’s trip to Nigeria with her immigrant parents when she was in middle school exposed her to school pupils from less privileged families and she was amazed at the difference between educational, financial, and technological opportunities available for children in the United States and the developing world. This experience helped shaped her interest and commitment to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education) and Goal 5 (Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment) which ultimately led her to found Girls Tower High Inc., a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Georgia.
Dr. Kumapley received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree with Honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kumapley is a Board Certified Oncology/Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacist who practices at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She also holds an Adjunct Clinical Professor appointment with Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. She was a fellow in the NJLEND Program (New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program) and is a component of The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
She is also an ordained Minister at RCCG Agape House of Worship and leads several teams including the Healing/Deliverance, Special Needs, Connection, and Marriage ministries. She has received awards for her leadership and service from several organizations including the 2013 Role Model Award from the Roselle Branch of the NAACP, 2016 Nassan’s place outstanding community service award, 2018 Social Stewardship award from the HealthTrust University, and 2018 Outstanding Community Service Award from the Ghana Association for Medical Aid.