Patrice Juah

  • 2014 Dartmouth YALI Fellow

  • Fashion Entrepreneur, MOIE

  • Liberia

Patrice Juah is a poet, media professional, activist, entrepreneur and former Miss Liberia dedicated to changing Liberia’s image within the international community. She strives to motivate and empower young women by supporting several local non-profit organizations’ efforts in educating women on topics such as HIV/AIDs, teenage pregnancy, education, and workforce development. Patrice launched the first ever Miss Education Awareness Pageant to inspire young girls to strive for higher education. She also serves as a regular contributor to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) radio show ‘Girl Power’ that promotes self-esteem, confidence, and the importance of leadership in local communities. She established the Martha Juah Educational Foundation, named in honor of her mother who was a primary school teacher for 47 years, to advocate for scholarships for young girls in rural Liberia. Patrice holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and an advanced certificate in Fashion Design. Upon completion of the Washington Fellowship, Patrice intends to further her work in developing mentorship and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people in Liberia.