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.