Franklin Ngochi has worked for over three years as a Foreign Service Officer at Cameroon’s Foreign Ministry. He currently serves at the department in charge of Cameroon’s relations with European countries and the European Union. He volunteers in the music ministry of his local church and helps young graduates prepare for competitive examinations into Cameroonian civil service schools. Franklin holds a professional Master's in International Relations and a Master's of research in Applied Economics from the University of Yaoundé II. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Franklin plans to continue to continue working with the Cameroonian diplomatic service with a focus on policy research and planning, and to pursue his community volunteering activities.