Uchenna Nwodim, Penn State University
Uchenna Nwodim is a rising senior studying political science and African American studies at Pennsylvania State’s Schreyer Honors College. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, she was exposed to inequalities that informed her choice of study. On campus, she is the treasurer of the first-ever League of Women’s Voters on a college campus. She routinely registers students to vote and works to educate students on the candidates who are running in federal, state, and local elections. She is also a member of the MLK Committee, which puts on events that educate the community on how social justice and diversity can create an impact on our society. She is an undergraduate poll coder for the McCourtney Institute for Democracy, where she analyzes how Americans feel about the current political climate. Additionally, she conducted research with the Rock Ethics Institute, where she designed and conducted an experiment that examined social disparities in criminal justice from a psychological perspective. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in political science.