Njamba “John Michael” Koffi
Koffi is an author, a poet, a musician and a public speaker. At the University of British Columbia, Koffi has worked as a co-representative of African Studies Minor Program and as president of UBC Africa Awareness Initiative. He has also volunteered as a Wellness Peer. In Vancouver, he currently serves as a member of the advisory board for LEVEL Youth Granting, an initiative by the Vancouver Foundation focused on Indigenous and racialized immigrant and refugee young people. He also serves as an advisor for Amala, a charity organization which provides education to displaced youth globally. Inspired by his lived experiences, taught seminars focused on the refugee experience during the Yale Young Global Scholars program at Yale university.