Youssif Alhadj Youssif Traore
B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Globally driven, Youssif has worked to establish a secure footing in Tandon, maximizing on all opportunities available to him, in order to have something substantial, meaningful to take back to his homeland of Ghana. As a kid, Youssif noticed that his country experienced some challenges with their distribution of electrical power, which directly impacted their energy conservation efforts. This observation, coupled with the guidance of his father, led to Youssif’s interest in the STEM field. He believes that by obtaining a degree in his desired field, Electrical Engineering, he can use the knowledge acquired to help (in some way) bring more stability to Ghana’s electrical system. Given NYU’s global scope and reach, Youssif firmly believes that his time as a student at the Tandon School of Engineering has placed him in the best position to become the engineer he hopes to be — a change agent on a global scale.
Youssif wants future Black and Latino male students to employ a considerate approach to their studies, from the very beginning of their academic journey. He encourages students to use their first year to explore what Tandon has to offer, in an effort to solidify their academic goals. Although he knows that his skin color will always be an issue for some, he remains laser-focused on achieving his academic and professional goals.