Hello my name is Pape Mathioro Samba, but friends prefer to call me by my first name Pap, of course without the “e”, in fear of mispronouncing my beautiful name. My real name Mathioro does not really have a meaning but Pape means just “my dad” in my native language called Wolof.
I am an international student from Senegal, and I have been living in Washington State for the past two years. I did my entire pre-college education in Senegal, where the language of instruction was in French. After I graduated from high school with a Senegalese Baccalaureate diploma, I decided to come to the U.S. to further my knowledge about the World Economy and the global financial system. I started my college journey in the U.S. at Tacoma Community College here in Washington. After my graduation from TCC, I decided to transfer to PLU.
I am currently a junior at PLU; my major is Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. I also intend to minor in Statistics. My expected graduation period is 2016.
In my spare time, I usually like to debate a lot with friends and hang out with them, go for a run, play soccer or basketball, and go to the movies. However, sometimes I find it very challenging to practice and enjoy my favorite sports and activities because the time is too short and does not allow me to cope with it.