Soffie Ceesay is an executive and founding member of the African Immigrant Caucus. She is a native of The Gambia and a passionate community advocate. As a member of a vibrant and multi-talented immigrant community, Soffie is driven to building bridges across the multitude of communities in Maryland. She advocates for students and other community members, working to ensure that all have equal access to the resources that are funded by our tax dollars.
In 2008, along with Mumin Barre, she was chosen by County Executive, Isiah Leggett, to lead and co-chair the newly formed African Affairs Advisory Group, one of 6 advisory groups, which serves as a liaison between the African Communities and the County Government.
Ms. Ceesay also serves as a cluster representative and the co-chair for programs for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Parents’ Council in Montgomery County Maryland. She serves the public in several non-profit organizations – as the Public Relations Officer of the Gambian American Association, secretary to African Association of Maryland, Treasurer of the Democratic Union of Gambian Activists, to name a few. In addition, Ms. Ceesay also sits on the Advisory Committee of the Suburban Maryland Welcome Back Center, supporting the integration of skilled immigrant professionals into the U.S. Workforce. She has a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Development.