2021 40 Under 40 Honoree: Constance Mulbah
“I’ve been there and I’ve been able to walk into different rooms and feel what it feels like to be new. I had tons of people pour into me in Pittsburgh.”
All of Constance Mulbah’s roles, from working to increase financial literacy for women in Liberia to serving as a student ambassador at Duquesne University, stem from one purpose: helping others through an experience that someone once helped her navigate.
Mulbah came to Pittsburgh in 2004 as a Liberian refugee and remembers the help she received from social workers, mentors and friends. In 2020, she completed her MBA at Duquesne and currently works as an education liaison for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, where her focus is on preparing refugee and foster-care youth for post-secondary education.
“I specifically work with refugee populations making sure refugee families are welcome, [giving them] a space that makes them feel they belong and mentorships, because I’ve been there and I’ve been able to walk into different rooms and feel what it feels like to be new,” she says. “I had tons of people pour into me in Pittsburgh.”
The former Peace Corps volunteer also runs Kpo’ma Women Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women of Liberia through education and improvements in agricultural technology.