Mariatu Okonofua '19 is from Memphis Tennessee. Soror Okonofua is the chapter Recording Secretary, as well as the Chair of the Service Committee and a member of the Internal Audit Committee for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is a double major in Policy Studies and Sociology with minors in Criminal Justice Studies and Political Science. At Elon, she serves as the Honors Senator in the Elon Student Government Association, is an Honors Fellow, an Executive Intern in the Office of Inclusive Community and Faculty Affairs, a member of President's Student Leaders Advisory Council, and the First Vice President of the National Council of Negro Women. Soror Okonofua is currently conducting research that examines the connection between race and levels of political advocacy in women of color.
Favorite Quote: "You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive." - Maya Angelou