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Student Feature: Martina Onyenwe

Martina Onyenwe is a 3rd year Public Health and International Studies dual degree student.  She has a minor in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance as well as a certificate in Geospatial Information Analysis. Martina’s interest in the Center developed because of her passions and heritage, but blossomed as a result of the incredible faculty that she has had the pleasure of meeting and taking courses with. She is excited to guide fellow undergraduate students that are interested in African Studies by having conversations with them about what the discipline entails and the plethora of resources located right here on the University of Florida’s campus.

Martina sustains a focus on West Africa regarding development in health systems delivery, particularly in Nigeria. She will be graduating in May of 2020 and hopes to attend graduate school in Europe to gain a non-US perspective of public health and international development. Her ultimate career goal is to return to her home country, Nigeria, in order to spearhead sustainable, community-involved development in the rural areas of the southeastern region. Before that, she wants to work for a prominent non-governmental organization that works in West Sub-Saharan Africa such as the Aliko Dangote Foundation or the World Health Organization, developing unique solutions to public health and development issues alike.