Nyaaba Regina

Regina was born on 06 October 1993. She is from the Doba community of the Kasena Nankana East district of Ghana. She is currently a college student who has been working with The African Kinship Reunion since 2016. Her aspiration is to become a sociologist and accelerate the development of her community and Africa at large.

Computer skills include:

  • Operating systems (Windows)
  • Office suites (Microsoft Office)
  • Communication tools (Email, WhatsApp)
  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Languages include:

  • Nankane – Native
  • Frafra – Fluent
  • Kasem – Fluent
  • English – Fluent
  • Twi – Intermediate
(Regina on the right.)
Managing the DNA kits for saliva sample collection in Paga, Ghana

Nyaaba Regina
Project Assistant 1

Nyaaba Regina’s involvement in The African Kinship Reunion was crucial to the project’s establishment within Ghana. She helped TAKiR gain entrance into communities through her service as a translator, interpreter, and saliva sample collector. Currently, she travels throughout the northern regions of Ghana to collect saliva samples as requested and continues to facilitate family interactions for participants residing outside of Paga, Ghana.

My Roles

Research Assistant

Project Assistant

Supporting Training and Experiences

Research Ethics and Compliance Training
Completed research ethics and compliance training offered through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign participation in the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program.

Research Assistant Training
(2016 – present)
Received general training on conducting research, such as learning how to collect saliva samples, how to explain the research, and how to conduct research interviews. Currently studying Introduction to Data Analysis Using R with PhD Candidate LaKisha David.

(2014 – 2015)
Worked as a secretary at the Elijah Computer and Stationery Center. Coordinated daily operations. Provided consultancy services to clients. Trained new employees.

(2014 – 2016)
Obtained a Diploma in Business Studies with the secretarial option from the Bolgatanga Technical University. Obtained training in economics, business law, communication, office practice, and administration, typewriting, shorthand.