40 Under 40: Daniel Dotse '09

by Andrea Walls on January 5, 2018

DANIEL DOTSE '09

AGE 31

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, minor in Economics and Physics
Co-founder and CEO of Teach for Ghana, which recruits university graduates and young professionals to teach in Ghana’s underserved communities and effect change in teaching practice, school culture, and educational outcomes through two-year fellowships

How Arcadia Influenced My Path

Arcadia gave me the exposure I needed to understand the world around me and to welcome the views of others, and the academic background to pursue the subjects and causes for which I am passionate.

Mentor Who Made a Difference

Through the mentorship of Terry Greiner, I got to understand the importance of diversity, giving back to society, and what it takes to change the life trajectory of the less privileged. I decided to move back home to Ghana and help change the lives of many Ghanaian children through education.

Advice to Young Alumni

Be bold, optimistic, and approach life with a sense of possibility.