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Introducing Nife Adekoya, OCCJ Development and Communications Intern

Nife has been working as our development and communications intern since the beginning of September. You have seen her work on our social media channels where she has been doing an excellent job highlighting the work we do at OCCJ. Look for her blog post next week here on the OCCJ journal!

Oluwanifemi (Nife) Adekoya is a student at Oral Roberts University working on her degree in international relations with a minor in French. She is a senior and intends on moving on to graduate school for a master’s degree in international development with a concentration in African studies and applied diplomacy. At ORU, she serves as the head delegate and Secretary General for the Model United Nations team, president of the French club and an organization called Girl-Up. She is also a Peer Success Coach and a volunteer for the Multi-Ethnic Relations Committee on campus.

Girl-Up, an organization founded by the United Nations Foundation, focuses on securing equal opportunities for underprivileged adolescent girls in developing countries and conflict areas! As president, she hosts events that include dialogue and action relating to health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence for young girls worldwide. Nife is very passionate about building from the ground up and how that can be adapted towards developing nations such as her home country: Nigeria.

She hopes to become a development consultant and work with international organizations and developing nations to change the trajectory of the African continent. She is so excited to be working with the Oklahoma center for Community and Justice. She is learning what it takes to run the development and communication side of an organization.