She is also a talented long jumper who finished second at the African Championships in 1999 (6.55 m). She is the first athlete representing Cameroon to win medals at the World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games. She has been a scholarship holder with the Olympic Solidarity program since November 2002.
During the 2005-06 academic year, she lived in New York City on a scholarship to attend St. John’s University in Queens. The scholarship was made possible through the collaboration of the American electricity company AES Sonel along with US Ambassador to Cameroon, Niels Marquardt. She selected St. John’s University for study (along with her younger sister, Berthe) because of the school’s support of cultural programs in Cameroon.