Throughout my childhood, I learned from my parents about the importance of politics, specifically the impact that state and local governments have on our everyday lives. My long-lasting passion for Georgia politics led me to follow the 2018 gubernatorial race closely. During this race, I developed an interest in the plans that both candidates proposed for economic development to continue the growth in business recruitment and expansion experienced during Gov. Nathan Deal’s term.
While the Classic City is my current home, I am originally from the southwestern city of Ibadan in Nigeria. I am in my final year of undergraduate study at UGA, hoping to work in international policy and development for a while before heading to law school to become an attorney.
It was such a pleasure to work with Associate Director Stacy Jones as a Vinson Fellow this semester.
To say that my research project as a Vinson Fellow took a few twists and turns would be an understatement! My project with faculty mentor Kris Sikes turned out much different than I thought it would.