Chinyere Okonkwo is a Black woman with long dark hair. She is wearing a purple top with a v-shaped neckline. She is smiling and looking to the right. She is outside and there are trees behind her.


Board Member – Nominating Committee Chair



Chinyere Okonkwo is a first-generation Nigerian American trying to pave her way in this world. She is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, but is originally from Prince George’s County, Maryland.

She is currently majoring in Political Science and Sociology with a minor in French. Her education largely centers on International Relations and how it affects marginalized communities. While in her first year at Pitt, she became the National Advocacy Institute Intern for the national ACLU. In addition, she has also worked as a campaign intern for a Pittsburgh congressional campaign and as a research assistant investigating election procedures nationwide.

She has worked hard to center the fight for racial and gender equity in all of her career and academic endeavors. Outside of the classroom, she tries to flex her creative muscles through poetry, African dance, and cooking.