Ama B.

Sophomore, BS in Management

Ama has found her experiences with faculty to be one of the strongest elements of her time at WPI. Her two head coaches, Whitney Goldstein (softball) and Cherise Galasso (women’s basketball), have not only helped her grow as a player, but as a person. They care about Ama on a personal level and have helped shape her into a responsible, hardworking, and determined person who knows what it means to give your whole self to a team working toward a common goal.

On the academic side, Professor John Goulet in the Mathematical Sciences department was the first professor Ama bonded with on a personal level. As a sports fan himself, he taught her (and all of the student-athletes) the importance of getting your work done to the best of your ability, not only for yourself, but for the team that you are representing. Through Professor Goulet, Ama learned that work ethic in the classroom directly reflects work ethic on any field or court.

Ama Biney
Hometown

Worcester, MA

Faculty Mentor

Whitney Goldstein, Head Softball Coach and Cherise Galasso, Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Achievements
  • Being named to the coSIDA Academic All-District I 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
  • Varsity softball
  • Varsity basketball
  • Student Leadership Series
WPI's project-based curriculum has taught me to move out of my comfort zone and learn to bond with people on a new level with a common goal. I have gotten many opportunities to positively impact my peers and my community.
When you come to WPI you are going to get a world-class education as long as you put full effort in. Don't be afraid to ask questions or seek help from any peers, professors, or any of the many resources available on campus.
The interaction between student and faculty is incredible at WPI. From office hours to shooting hoops, the professors are real people that actually care about your future in academia or industry.
There are very genuine people on this campus that will end up doing great things in the future. You are able to learn so much from these students who want to elevate their education each and every day.