Joel Afriyie is originally from Liberty, Missouri. He is majoring in Computer Science as well as following the Pre-Medicine track. An interesting fact about Joel is that his parents are from Ghana, which is a country located in West Africa. He is proficient in the language that is spoken in Ghana, Twi. Joel currently wants to be a Cardiothoracic Surgeon; however, his mindset has been changing and he might decide to become a Software Engineer or a Software Developer. Joel is heavily involved at Drake. He is a member of Drake Navigators, Drake Choir, ATO (Alpha Tau Omega), Crew Scholars, and the upcoming Pokémon Club. He hopes to learn Japanese so he can study abroad in Tokyo, Japan. Joel enjoys producing music (electronic), playing video games, playing soccer, singing, and much more.