Hello, hello. My name is Chinwe Okona and I'm a senior neuroscience major and Comparative American Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies minor. Although I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in a little town called Flower Mound, Texas, I now call Coral Springs, Florida, a suburb of Miami, home.
For a while, I was more than sure I wanted to work in a lab and do research for a living or go to medical school. However, recently I've come to love the fields of public health and global health. After graduating from Oberlin, I hope to obtain my Master's in Public Health and hopefully do some type of work pertaining to minorities and LGBTQ-identified persons--really though, I have no idea what I'm going to be doing post-Oberlin.
When I'm not being all nerdy and scientific, I like to be active. At home, I go to the beach regularly to play volleyball and enjoy the sun, and I longboard everywhere. Although there's an absence of coastal water here at Oberlin, I pass the time as a member of the varsity volleyball team.
More than anything else, I enjoy good books, good music, and good conversation. So if you possess any of the above, humor me and I'll be more than happy to indulge.