IEW Profile: William N. Massaquoi

International Education Week (IEW) celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education are part of a joint initiative to promote programs that prepare Americans for the global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. This IEW profile is part of a series during International Education Week from November 14 to 18, 2022.

Q: What is your name? 

William N. Massaquoi

Q: Where are you from?


Q: What is your program? 

Global Management

Q: What is your school or department? 

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Q: As an international student can you indicate what type of funding you received from ASU’s Graduate College? 

Graduate College Enrichment Fellowship 

Q: How has this Graduate College funding impacted your studies, research and experience here at ASU?

This funding will allow me to pursue starting a non-profit institution to tackle problems of leadership deficit and poverty in Liberia around entrepreneurship, education, health, and socio-spiritual transformation. I intend to develop a higher learning institute in Liberia to train the next generation of leaders that Liberia and Africa desperately need. 

 Q: When are you expected to graduate?

December 2023