Merhawi Wells-Bogue

Merhawi Wells-Bogue

Senior Merhawi Wells-Bogue will graduate in May 2013 with a bachelor of arts in English/journalism and a minor in business. He was born in Mekelle City, Ethiopia, and came to the United States at the age of fourteen. His career goal is to be an investigative journalist and filmmaker/videographer, and his summer research project boosted his confidence as an interviewer and researcher. “Everyone in Mekelle City,” he said, “was very supportive of my research.”  Merhawi’s advice for researchers is to know well your materials, methodology, and questions before beginning work. “Don’t get overwhelmed,” he advises. “Do it one step at a time.” He plans to invest in the street children by opening a boarding school in his hometown.