Manafoh is the program coordinator for the Center for African Studies (CAS). She holds a B.S. degree in Health Science with a concentration in Occupational Health and Safety from California State University, Sacramento. Before joining CAS, she worked at the California Department of Transportation and Kaiser Permanente. Manafoh arrived at Stanford University as an affiliate of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship (JSK). During her time as an affiliate, she took courses in the School of Medicine and African Studies that became the seed of a personal project she is now developing. Her project mission is to alleviate poverty among disadvantaged youth especially teenage mothers in rural Sierra Leone. She hopes to create vocational career training for female youth — a group that is largely underserved. Her project was inspired by two visits to the country between 2010 and 2016, and in observing the aftermath of the Ebola epidemic. In her free time, Manafoh enjoys cooking, crafts, painting, and photography. She hopes to travel more in the future.