Hi! I'm Okichie and I am a graduate student at Villanova University, pursuing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I'm a Wildcat to the bone, having also received my B.A in Humanities, with minors in English and Theatre, from Villanova in 2012. During my undergraduate career, I spent my time outside of the classroom practicing martial arts as a member of VU's Yama Arashi Judo Club and further pursuing my interest in the Arts as a member of the Villanova Student Theatre group. After my graduation, I spent six months of my gap year working as an assistant teacher in a Main Line school, a job which I found incredibly fulfilling. Working with children and youth is a passion of mine, one that I hope to incorporate into my graduate study.
I am very excited to be a part of the Center for Multicultural Affairs team and will be serving as the graduate assistant for ACTIVE Freshmen Retention and Project Red during the 2013-2014 academic year. I look forward to being able to offer incoming students the support that they need to take a successful first step toward higher education.
When I'm not studying, I enjoy creative writing, reading historical fiction and science-fantasy novels, experimenting in the kitchen, and breaking out my stash of Crayolas and coloring books. I also enjoy taking in stage plays whenever I can, going dancing, and traveling the U.S. I plan to tackle the Midwest next.
I look forward to getting to know everyone who walks through the CMA doors!