Steve Tchiengang left his home of Douala, Cameroon in 2004 to pursue basketball and educational opportunities in the United States. In 2012, Steve graduated from Vanderbilt with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics degree, a certificate in French Business, and a minor in French. Throughout his college tenure, he was a member of the Vanderbilt men’s basketball team. Steve was named to First Team in the SEC Community Service Team in 2012 due to his dedication in assisting African refugees and other groups in need in Nashville. He played professional basketball in Qatar, Canada, and signed with a Romanian team before sustaining a career-ending knee injury. Since then, Steve began his MBA degree at PVAM and started coaching and mentoring an AAU team in the Houston area. A long-time supporter of Leading Through Reading’s mission, Steve officially joined the Board of Directors in 2013.