Ugoeze

Ugoeze

I was born in Nigeria, but I have lived in the United Stated for most of my life. I enjoy learning about other cultures, the politics that govern different areas, as well as the people living there. My interest in international politics was most influenced by my childhood in Nigeria. There I was exposed to a myriad of cultures and the need for diplomacy to mediate conflicts that arise with diversity. I recently graduated from Essex County College (ECC) with an Associate’s degree in Social Science and will be continuing my studies in International Relations and Environmental Science.

Being exposed to so many different cultures has inspired me to learn different languages. I love being able to express myself in more than one language. I speak English, Igbo, and French. I was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship through the U.S. Department of State, which gave me the opportunity to study Arabic in Jordan. In addition to being a history and cultural enthusiast, I am extremely passionate about the environment and issues related to protecting and preserving nature. While at ECC I founded the Environmental Action Team in order to help address issues about the environment.

My goal is to one day help developing nations implement environmental policies as their countries progress.

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