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Osayuwamen Ede-Osifo

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Bio

I am a rising senior at Brown University concentrating in International & Public Affairs, with a specialization in American politics and public policy. I am passionate about engaging with the intersections of journalism, popular culture, and American politics to empower people of color, particularly Black/African-American/diasporic individuals in two venues: media and politics. I hope to continuously improve democratic governance to ensure the rights of these marginalized communities, while also showcasing the richness of Black cultures beyond the struggles we face. My interests have led me down many venues from working with cable news networks, print journalism and late-night television to political campaigns and advocacy organizations. But what best explains the diversity in my professional and on-campus experiences is my curiosity to gain insight into what people or events have shaped society at-large (power relations, cultural trends, etc.) and continue to shape our world. In the 6th grade, I was privileged to become a part of the TEAK Fellowship, a program for low-income students that guided me towards successful matriculation to a prestigious high school and university. Years later, I still reflect on the time and care invested in me from such a young age and aspire to positions where I can elevate those from similar backgrounds. I am currently seeking scholarships to pay off my student loan debt!

Education

Brown University

Bachelor's degree program
2018 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Political Science and Government
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Broadcast Media

    • Dream career goals:

      Civil Rights Lawyer and Journalist/Correspondent

    • Writer for Metro, Arts, Features Section

      The College Hill Independent
      2019 – Present5 years
    • "How Structural Racism Works" Research Assistant

      Brown University's Center for Race and Ethnicity in America
      2021 – Present3 years
    • Vice President of Logistics

      Brown Lecture Board
      2019 – Present5 years
    • Managing Editor

      Brown Political Review
      2018 – 20202 years
    • Family Independence Administration, Intern

      NYC Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services
      2016 – 2016
    • Research Intern

      NBC News' Meet the Press
      2021 – Present3 years
    • Racial Justice, Women's Rights, Voter Rights Intern

      American Civil Liberties Union
      2016 – 2016
    • Podcast Producer (Socio-political activism and Art)

      WBRU
      2020 – 20211 year
    • Domestic Violence Bureau Intern

      Queens' District Attorney Office
      2019 – 2019
    • Research Intern

      Texas Senate Campaign
      2020 – 2020
    • Intern

      NBCUniversal Late Night With Seth Meyers
      2020 – 20211 year

    Research

    • International and Public Affairs

      Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs — Comparative Coronavirus Strategies Research Assistant
      2020 – 2020
    • Africana Studies

      Brown University's Center for Race and Ethnicity in America — Research Assistant
      2021 – Present

    Arts

    • Ivy Film Festival

      Film Criticism
      2019 – 2021
    • OJA! African Dance Troupe

      Dance
      2018 – 2021

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      TEAK Fellowship — TEAK Fellow Alum (Class 15) and Big Sibling
      2012 – Present
    • Public Service (Politics)

      Brown Votes — Advocacy
      2020 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering