Hello! My name is Chelsea Egu. As a dual citizen of Nigeria and the U.S., I have grown up with a more nuanced and global perspective of politics. Subsequently, this has led to my involvement in an assemblage of academic programs and projects centred on human rights and international affairs.
Most recently I have worked with Volunteer Lawyers for Justice as a volunteer French translator for asylum seekers from West Africa which afforded me unfiltered insight into the refugee crisis. Currently, many of my academic [and career] interests lie in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as women’s rights, the establishment and preservation of democracy, and economic development. While at the Temple of Understanding, I hope to learn more about how religion might be integrated into the ongoing fight for gender equality and women’s rights globally. Post-university, I aim to work as a lawyer within the fields of international human rights and international criminal law.