Kelechi Offor is a senior at Tufts University majoring in Biopsychology, and a first year MPH candidate at Tufts Medical School with a concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Communication. She is originally from Nigeria, but currently lives in Atlanta, GA. Passionate about helping marginalized and underserved populations, especially Black women, Kelechi aspires to pursue an MPH and become an OB/GYN to implement effective ways to improve Black maternal mortality rates. She is a firm believer in ensuring that the mothers within a community are healthy because if the mothers are not healthy then the community is not healthy.
On campus, Kelechi is co-president of Tufts’ African Student Organization, co-captain of Tufts’ African dance team, Children of Cultures of Africa (COCOA), a mentor for Strong Women, and was a research intern in Dr. Sasha Fleary’s Child Health Equity Lab that aims to understand risk and protective factors for preventive health and mental well-being for children. This summer, Kelechi has been able to intern at a national and global non-profit, Birthing Projects USA, committed to providing and distributing PPE and safe birth kits to Black women affected by COVID-19.
Kelechi is extremely excited to gain real-world maternal health research experience in the MOTHER Lab and join this team of passionate individuals. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.