Solace Awumee


Senior from Woodbridge, Virginia
Major: Political Science in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
Campus Involvement: Diversity Promotions Coordinator for the Student Government Association, Chief of Staff for the African Student Association, Member of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, and the Korean Student Association

With a keen interest in different cultures and as the niece of a prominent attorney in her native country of Ghana, Solace Awumee has known since a young age that she wanted to pursue a career as an attorney specializing in international law.

To achieve her goals, she began learning different languages, including a variety of dialects of Ewe and Twi (languages spoken in Ghana), as well as conversational Korean. She also knew that studying political science in college would place her on the right path to making her dreams come true.

“I knew that political science classes would teach me about law, the constitution and politics in the United States and around the world,” she said. “Political science prepares me for not only law school, but also the real world.”

When it was time for Awumee to select a university to pursue her studies, she chose Radford University because of the strong political science program, the beautiful environment and the diversity of the campus community. She knew she would get a high-quality education while having ample opportunities to get involved on campus.

“Radford University is great because it’s not too large that you get lost in the midst of everything, but it’s not too small either,” Awumee said. “There are many great professors who are always willing to put in extra time to help if you need it.”

After graduation, Awumee plans to continue her studies by attending law school and hopes to one day work for the United Nations as an international human rights attorney.