By PoemsbyDraya and ZimboSon
Andrea Zhou is a 25 year old Investment Analyst. She is a recent co-founder of Kundiso Foundation, which is a mental health foundation aimed at educating the youth about mental health and where to get help. She has had the opportunity to work with the United Nations Environment Programme in various aspects of their functions including, investment opportunities in Sustainable Development Goals.
She has also spent nearly a year working with a private equity company in Zimbabwe. She has also had exposure in innovative financing in the energy sector, including aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. In her spare time, she writes poems and has a plan to host a poetry slam night in Zimbabwe, where she will invite the upcoming youth in poetry, to participate.
She started writing in high school, in the beginning, she started writing to take her mind away from the bullying she was experiencing. Over time she grew a passion for it. She has written over 100 published and unpublished poems and recently started writing short stories. – some of her poems are on her Instagram page – @PoemsByDraya
She believes that everyone is capable of growing and overcoming their past. This mentality has been applied in all aspects of her life. She would like to be a part of the change, hence her passion for helping her community.