Abdoulaye Bocoum has nine years of experience in community development as it relates to health. He is a young general practitioner, and researcher focused on hereditary neurological diseases in Mali. Last year he completed his medical studies at the University of Sciences, Technics and Technologies in Bamako. Originally from Djenné, an area heavily impacted by the conflict, he recently established an association of young medical doctors to help care for community members. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Abdoulaye aspires to expertly train young people in his community and launch a humanitarian organization that will positively impact the entire country.