I was born in Ghana, a country in West Africa. My full name is Philip Kwame Danso Asare, Kwame because I was born on a Saturday. I completed my K-12 education in Ghana. Outside of school work, I am interested in the arts (visual and performing) and sports (mainly basketball, though I love watching good football—soccer if you are in the US). While at the University of Pennsylvania, I was fortunate to be involved in these activties: