Research area: Environmental protection, including climate change, biodiversity, and desertification.
Romell Admitter Teenezee Wleh was a young teenager when civil war erupted in Liberia for a second time, claiming 250,000 lives and leaving the country in economic ruin. Thousands of people fled the country as refugees, but Wleh’s family decided to risk remaining. Wleh says she was fortunate to complete high school, as many institutions closed down during the four-year conflict.
After the war, Wleh saw a future for herself in science and studied biology at Cuttington University. Jobs were scarce after graduation in the postwar economy and Wleh was excited when she was selected by the President’s Young Professional program for a placement at the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPAL), where she is now serving as the acting administrative assistant to the Executive Director.
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