In December of 2019, Papa received a Bachelor of Science Degree in agronomy from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. His love for plants, spans as far back as he can remember. As a child in Senegal, he loved going to his grandfather’s farm in Louga, Senegal. He moved to the United States in 2012. It was then that he began to learn English. During this time, he experienced many changes but his love for plants was unwavering. His interest in learning more about plants increased. Today, he is passionate about nature and highly motivated to help protect places with natural beauty for future generations.