Chidimma Uwalaka '16 CLAS
Chidimma Uwalaka '16 was an English major with Africana Studies and Educational Policy and Leadership minors. During summer 2015, she worked with Uncommon Charter Schools as a Fellow at a school in Brooklyn, New York. “At the end of the program, I realized that it wasn’t just my job to be their teacher, but their advocate too,” said Chidimma. She took that advocacy into her studies. In her senior year Geography class, she worked on a project that examined the education system in the Greater Philadelphia area. Her project “Two Sides of the Same Coin: Educational Disparity in the Greater Philadelphia Area” examined the educational differences in schools that are close together, some only two miles apart.
After graduation, Chidimma returned to Uncommon Charter Schools as a teacher with long-term goals of effecting policy change and long-term education reform.