During her time at CU Boulder, Grace Ojebuoboh has made a lasting impact on the community. Grace began her collegiate career as a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Studies Program, allowing her to enroll in specialized social justice leadership courses, sparking her interest in the social justice work that she plans to take on in the future.
As an undergraduate, Grace was one of 12 students who received the Tang Fund Scholarship, sending her on a study abroad trip to Xi’an, China. She holds this experience abroad to the highest regard and believes this was the best trip she could have taken to jumpstart her interest in international studies. In addition, Grace was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, held roles in Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Society, and served as a delegate of the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).
Of all she has done on campus, Grace is most proud of being the president of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. She recruited other students to help rejuvenate the MGC community by bringing this social-justice-focused organization to campus. This allowed her to immerse herself in a community that is not always seen at CU Boulder and provided motivation to keep social justice work in the forefront moving forward.
Grace also takes much pride in being an employee of the university. Grace worked at the Dennis Small Cultural Center as a student event planner for cultural programming. She really loved her co-workers, the work she got to do, and the positive impact her work had on the community.
So what’s next for Grace? During her time as an undergraduate, Grace volunteered for Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence as a court advocate. Working with clients firsthand and being in the court environment inspired her to take on her next adventure—law school in fall 2020, where she will study international law with a concentration in civil rights and human rights. She says that she is ready to change the world.