Afkera graduated from Harvard with a BA in government and a citation in Arabic. She was also pre-med as an undergraduate and started medical school fall of 2015. Afkera spent her junior spring studying political science and Arabic at Oxford University. Following graduation, Afkera joined Teach For America as a science teacher in Atlanta. Currently, she is a site administrator with the Building Educational Leaders for Life (BELL) program and an interviewer for Harvard College admissions. Afkera is in her second year of medical school at at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Having taught students from a range of educational backgrounds at the K-12 level, Afkera has learned to creatively tailor her lessons to meet individual student needs and interests. She enjoys discovering the various ways that her students learn and absorb material, and using these learning styles to strengthen her teaching and advance her students’ success.
Afkera grew up in Boston, and graduated from Arlington Catholic High School. Among her interests are traveling (especially her family visits to Eritrea), reading, running, and learning new languages. She loves teaching and hopes to continue her involvement in the education field as she pursues a career in medicine.