“Ihunanya Muruako is a senior at the University of Michigan: Ann Arbor where she studies Community & Global Public Health. At Michigan, Ihunanya currently serves as president of the Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., she served as an Events Coordinator of the African Students Association, is an MLK Jr. Scholar, and is a LEAD Scholar. Upon her graduation from University of Michigan in Spring 2021, Ihunanya immediate plan after graduation is to further her education in Public Health. She eventually hopes to work in a global capacity to restructure and improve global health systems and health policy to mitigate disparities faced by the black diaspora. An avid believer in the value of education, Nze Charlie Muruako, Ihunanya’s father, has always pushed Ihunanya to be thorough and passionate about her educational pursuits. Her mother, Lolo Dorathea Muruako, has always encouraged her to be confident and well-rooted in her ability to achieve. With these driving forces behind her, Ihunanya’s pursuit to find her purpose with a career in Public Health has always been influenced by her upbringing and the current encouragement and guidance she has received from her two loving parents. ”


My name is Tobechukwu Iwelunmor and I am from Onicha-Ugbo, Delta State. I started by early education at Caleb Primary School, Lagos- Nigeria before relocating to the US with my family in 2008. While in US, I was enrolled at Lander Elementary school, Mayfield Hts- Ohio from where I proceeded to Mayfield Middle school and thereafter finished at Mayfield High school. Currently I am a senior at Kent State University, Ohio studying Public Health with a concentration in Clinical Trials Research. With this skill and knowledge, I intend to use it in research, test vaccines and medications for the public health, while helping implement better public health policies that benefits Nigeria and the whole world. My family has helped shape my pursuit because my dad worked as a pharmacist in Nigeria and America for as long as I can remember, so his interest inworking in the health sector and his knowledge in health crisis, medications, and vaccines has rubbed off on me. Also, my mom worked for one of the top banks in Nigeria and all these motivation makes me want to work to the best of my abilities and achieve my goals.


My name is Amarachi Okocha, I am a sophomore at Cleveland State University. My major is Biology/Pre-Medicine and my goal is to become a Medical Doctor. I intend to use my knowledge and skills after graduation to heal people and inspire people to help one another. My family has also played a part in my pursuit of a career choice. As Nigerians, my family is proud that I am taking this route to become a Doctor. As a result, they have encouraged me to work hard for my dream job and to be determined of my career choice and to succeed in that career.