African Georgia State Graduate Sets an Example for Women in STEM Studies
While growing up in Côte d’Ivoire, Sarran Deigna knew that her mother had been a good student with a special facility for mathematics. “If my Mom was so good at math, I should also be a good math student,” she told Global Atlanta during an interview in her office at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta in Midtown.
That realization was compounded by her step-father, Bakary Touré, whose father Saliou Touré was a former minister of higher education in the West African country. In 1984 Dr. Touré received the Medal of Francophonie for the coordination of the Interafrican Mathematics Collection of schoolbooks for French-speaking countries in Africa. (Read full article here)