Ama B.

Senior, BS in Management Engineering (Operations Management)

As a two-sport athlete and an academically focused student, Ama applies everything she learns on the field, court, or classroom into becoming a better person. WPI’s project-based curriculum is challenging, but it also gives her the structure and the discipline that helps her manage a full athletic, academic, and volunteer schedule. Project work also opens opportunities for Ama to get out of her comfort zone, meet new people, and find a community that supports her and celebrates her achievements.

As a participant in the Trustee Mentor Program, Ama’s mentor Dorothea Wong offers guidance based on her own athletic experiences and her career path. Citing Dorothea’s work ethic, personality, and success, Ama structures her own responsibilities and goals in a similar way.

Ama Biney
Hometown

Worcester, MA

Faculty Mentor

Cherise Galasso, Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Whitney Goldstein, Head Softball Coach
Dorothea Wong, Trustee Mentor

Achievements
  • Player of the Year – Basketball
  • Player of the Year – Softball
  • First-Team All-American Softball Team
  • Nominated to represent NEWMAC in NCAA Woman of the Year
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District, Women's Basketball Team
  • Winning the NEWMAC championship and making it to the NCAA tournament with the women's basketball team
  • Making the NCAA tournament (super regionals) with the softball team
Interests
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
  • Big Brother, Big Sister volunteer
  • Girls Inc. volunteer
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
  • Spikeball Club
  • Trustee Mentor Program
  • Varsity softball
  • Varsity basketball
8 am

Wake up

9 am

Workout/Lift/Class

12 pm

Lunch

1 pm

Workout/Lift/Class/Homework

4 pm

Practice/Games

8 pm

Dinner/Homework

11 pm

Sleep, Repeat

One of the reasons I chose WPI was because I would be able to continue playing both basketball and softball.
I am used to quick deadlines and producing meaningful work in an expedited amount of time.
WPI truly gives you the tools to be successful in this world.
You control your own destiny but there are plenty of people around to help you along the way.
People at WPI are genuinely happy and it shows.
The fact that we learn on so many different levels and across so many different disciplines sets us apart.