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Mariatu Okonofua


Mariatu Okonofua


Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School


Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow



The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy Fellows Program affords 12 law students from eight Massachusetts law schools the opportunity to work in a state or local government agency during the summer.

Law School
Dual JD/MEd candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy at Boston College Law School and the Lynch School of Education

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Mariatu Okonofua is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and graduated magna cum laude from Elon University in 2019 with a BA in Policy Studies and Sociology. At Elon, Okonofua served as a member of the President’s Student Leadership Advisory Council, as a Student Coordinator for Black Initiatives in the Center for Race Ethnicity and Diversity Education, and as an Executive Intern in the Office of the Associate Provost. She also served as a student teacher at Walter M. Williams High School and as a tutor at Positive Attitude Youth Center. Following graduation, Okonofua worked as a Kenan Community Impact Fellow at Alamance Achieves, where she used her passion and skill for equity and inclusion to facilitate conversations and countywide efforts around educational equity. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Okonofua will be interned at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.