Tia Scoggan was born in Jakarta, Indonesia but was raised in Indiana for a majority of her life. She is currently a 5th year senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University, with the hopes of pursuing a master’s degree in International Relations with an International Development focus. Throughout her entire life, Tia has aspired to work abroad in underdeveloped countries to teach, lead and inspire in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering And Math (STEM). She believes Science, Technology, Engineering And Math are critical components of a well-developed and stable society in today’s world, and advancement in these areas increase a country’s standard of living, create more employment opportunities, and in short, improve the lives of the people who need it. International development is her passion and she hopes that her experience with Africa Faith & Justice Network will allow her to learn more about foreign policy, propose effective solutions to current problems in Africa, and develop the necessary skillset to change the world someday.
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