Upon migrating from Lagos, Nigeria to the United States at the age of nine, my family and I lived in three vastly different states (Wisconsin, Arizona, and New York). In 2017 we decided to migrate to our fourth state, North Carolina, which we now call home. I attended Catawba College, where I graduated in 2022 with a Political Science major, a concentration in Prelaw, and a minor in Business Administration. Law has been a huge interest of mine from a very tender age. Growing up as an immigrant with parents and guardians who did not know much about the law, I made it a mission of mine to learn all about it and unknowingly fell in love with it. As a freshman in college, I got elected to the Student Government Association as a Class Senator and by my Senior year, I was elected to the executive board. Being able to speak up for colleagues, faculty, and staff, and showing them the right (legal) ways to make a change on the campus, or even to help them come to a civil resolution brought me great satisfaction. To further my experience in the legal/political field, I was granted the opportunity to participate in an Internship with Congressman Richard Hudson’s 8th District in Concord, North Carolina. The internship gave me the opportunity to perfect my public speaking and communication skills while also giving me insight into the “real” world. During my internship, there was an influx of Ukrainian immigrants migrating to the United States. I had the privilege of working closely with the Immigration Aide and helping bring the families together. Seeing how much impact our help had on the lives of the families encouraged me to explore family law.
While I do have law school dreams down the road, I have fallen in love with being able to help families in tough situations. After my internship, I joined a family law firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina, where I learned and honed many skills to improve upon my knowledge of family law.
In my free time, you can find me playing tennis, going out with friends, reading, or simply trying out new restaurants.
- Catawba College, B.A., Political Science