Mkong Cynthia Jeh is a 24-year-old Cameroonian. She was born in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon.
In 2011, she enrolled in the Department of Agricultural Economics And Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Buea and presently holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics, with a Second Class Honors (GPA of 3.28/4). She just defended her thesis as a final requirement to obtain a Professional Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness in the same institution.
Cynthia has a significant level of work experience. She currently works in the University of Buea as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) in the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine where she assists lecturers in supervising capstone projects for undergraduate students as well as teaches some courses at the undergraduate level. She worked as a Junior Researcher under the Department of Studies and Cooperation in South West Development Authority (SOWEDA), Cameroon between August and December 2016. She volunteered at the 7th Edition of Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) from September to November 2016. In July 2014, Cynthia did internships at the Cameroon Tea Estates-Tole and at Oku Sub-Divisional Delegation of Agriculture in August 2013.
Cynthia is particularly passionate about youth empowerment and sustainable agriculture, she heads a team of 9 dynamic youths who together founded the Hope for the World Youth Association (HoWoYA). HoWoYA from its conception in 2016 seeks to bring hope to the fast depleting community through entrepreneurship, youth capacity building, and fight against environmental degradation. She, therefore, loves working with youth and is passionate about seeing them attain personal development.
She undertook the Earth Charter 10-week online youth training program, Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics and enjoyed networking with diverse minds during that session. Cynthia has membership in the following clubs/student unions: Cameroon Association for Agricultural Economists (CAAE); Commonwealth Students Association, University of Buea; Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine students’ association (FAVEMSA), University of Buea; University Of Buea Student’s Union (UBSU); Association of GBHS Ex-Students (Choppers); Oku Student’s Union (OSU) National.
Mkong Cynthia Jeh has a good mastery and command of both written and spoken English Language and a fair knowledge of written and spoken French. She is proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher. She is dynamic, inquisitive and has leadership skills. She enjoys reading, writing, singing, surfing the internet, watching TV and playing lawn tennis.