Fatoumata Ouattara

Fatoumata Ouattara
New York, NY
Year of Graduation

Why SUNY Oneonta?

The main reason I chose SUNY Oneonta was because I was offered a diversity leadership scholarship. It was nice to see that the school saw great potential in me because I was a leader and someone who was very active and on top of her academics. I also came here because I wanted to attend a school that was going to push me outside of my comfort zone rather than just attending an urbanized city school that wasn't going to really push me. Attending SUNY Oneonta definitely pushed me academically and socially.

My Activities

Divine Leaders, OVents, former student athlete and RA

Best Experiences

I would definitely say when I was president of my residence hall. I’m the type of person who likes to be in charge. We did this really big party for the freshman class. It was definitely our best turnout, and we happened to get an award for the best hall, because of me, I would say. I was a great communicator and a great advertiser and was proud of that.

About My Major

Growing up, I knew I wanted to work in the sports field. I just didn't know there was a major for it until I discovered it through a program I took in high school. I knew that Sport Management was for me mostly because of my passion for sports, but also because I saw a need for there to be more females in the field, so I wanted to make a difference in that way, too.

What I’ll Remember in 20 Years

I’ll remember attending all the events, whether sorority or Student Association or multicultural events. Sometimes it was a challenge for me to adjust and put myself out there. I'll definitely say that this school is still pushing me to this day, like I'm still learning how to talk to people out here. I'm still learning how to adjust to the school system, too, because, you know, I came from a different school system back in the city. I'll definitely look back on the teachers, too. They have been very helpful, and I’ve formed bonds with them.

Plans, Goals, Dreams

I’d like to be director of marketing sales for the New York Knicks or Madison Square Garden.

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