Binta’s ideals were also very important in the path she decided to take during college. As an International Studies major, Binta’s classmates introduced her to multiple on-campus organizations that fit into her beliefs. She took part in DePaul’s Black Student Union, Sankofa, the African Student Association and UNICEF.
“I don’t know that I would be the person I am today if I wasn’t a part of these different communities and groups that connected me to different people, but also supplemented what I was learning in the classroom,” Binta says. “I don’t have any desire to be an entrepreneur, but some of the characteristics of an entrepreneur are embedded in how DePaul pushes you to do more, be better, be of service, and to me, that’s the entrepreneurial spirit.”