Uju Asiodu

Uju Asiodu is a second-year Master of Public Administration student at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School.

Get to know Uju Asiodu in this brief interview.

Please briefly introduce yourself.

  • Hello, my name is Uju Asiodu, and I am a second-year MPA student at JSGS from Delta State in Nigeria. My professional background includes non-profit, management consulting, and public sector work. I enjoy trying new recipes and dreaming up vacations that I never take.

What 3 words best describe you?

  • Interesting, Passionate and Entrepreneurial

What does Black History Month mean to you and how do you celebrate it?

  • Black History Month acknowledges Black people's immense capacity and contribution to the world. I celebrate by watching movies or reading new African literature. Chidogo Akunyili-Parr's "I Am Because We Are: An African Mother's Fight for the Soul of a Nation" is my book for this year. The book is her mother’s story, a pan-African hero who battled misogyny and corruption in Nigeria.

Finish the sentence: I want more of the campus community...

  • I want more of the campus community to be inspired by this quote "When we're talking about diversity, it's not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us." - Ava DuVernay  

 Thanks to Uju to sharing your story and experience with the USask community!

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