Memunatu Magazine is launching an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign this October! Get to know the amazing team joining us as we raise awareness for our inaugural issue!!
Hello! My name is Aderinola Adejare, but most people know me as Derin. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in both Sociology- Health and Medicine and African Studies, as well as a minor in Biology. At UPenn, I was the President of the Penn African Students Association, Treasurer of the African American Arts Alliance, and a dancer for the esteemed African Rhythms Drum and Dance Troupe. I currently work as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Penn Medicine and in my evenings, a high school Cross Country Coach. In my spare time, I manage “Curve Balls and Med School,” a blog I created that strives to inspire and motivate students (primarily people of color) on the medical path. I am passionate about African development and I am really excited to join the Memunatu team!
- Favorite Color: Purple
- Future Aspiration: Medical Doctor
- Favorite Book Right Now: Americanah by Chimamanda Adiche
Hi there! I am Emem Okoh, Campaign Manager of Memunatu Magazine. I first met Fatmata and Mariama in 2012 at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in George Washington University and my, they are a delightful pair. I loved their idea of Memunatu Magazine as much as they loved mine (still in progress). I’m glad to now be onboard their project and I look forward to making an impact in the lives of girls in Sierra Leone. Prior to this assignment, I graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and I’m currently working towards my Masters in the same major.
When I’m not in school or busy working on Memunatu, I blog, style outfits and run my ankara accessories business. These hobbies keep me alive.
- Favorite book: Half of a Yellow Sun
- Favorite childhood cartoon: Tom & Jerry
- Favorite Sport: Volleyball
- Favorite HS classes: Biology and Further Mathematics
Hi, my name is Ngozika (or Zika) Amalu. I am a second year student doing my Master in Public Policy and the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). I am very passionate about economic development in African countries, so before I came to the HKS I worked as a researched in South Africa and Washington, DC, and at a school in Cameroon. Prior to this I graduated from Georgetown University with a major in Economics and a minor in French. I spent most of my childhood growing up in West Africa, and I hope to move back after school to work in the region.
- Favorite colors: Red and Orange
- Future Aspiration: To help solve economic challenges in Africa
- Favorite Book: Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga
- Favorite classes in Secondary School: Social Studies and English
- Favorite Sports: Soccer and Track & Field