Oberlin Blogs

Chinwe Okona ’13

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.

Entries from this blogger

Agonizing over organizing

May 7, 2012

This is actually about my end-of-year schedule. However, I did have a friend who thought 'organizing' and 'antagonizing' were interchangeable when she was six: "Mommmmm, Michelle is organizing meeeeee."



March 26, 2012

A description of my Toni Morrison moment at Oberlin.