City College Fellow/Isaacs Scholar
Mame Wallace, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY is a first generation Ghanaian-American, currently double-majoring in English and advertising with a minor in journalism. She believes that words, and the way we use them in society, makes a difference in every aspect of life. Whether it is trying to find the right words to impress a crush, get a job, or end a war, she believes that words have an unrecognized power. Being raised in a diverse city, filled with different languages and accents, Mame has seen how words and the way they sound coming out of someone’s mouth can affect them in life; both negatively and positively. She believes there is a relationship between words and the way they sound aesthetically that impacts how people convey and consume them everyday. She looks forward to delving into the subject further with her research project as a Fellow.