Los Angeles

Bio: Hey everyone! My name is Idera Adagun and I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA (where it never rains). I received my B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Africana Studies, from Barnard College in NYC. While in college, I focused on how the intersectionality of race, gender, and socioeconomic status influence political policies and their outcomes. At the Evans School my interests lie within education and social policy, or specifically, the promotion of higher education access and success for disadvantaged students of color. Outside of Evans, I love traveling, a good Netflix show, and trying out new restaurants.

Why did you choose Evans?: Aside from its top ten ranking, I chose the Evans School because I wanted a comprehensive graduate school experience. While I knew I wanted to focus on education and social policy, I also wanted to gain the management and leadership skills necessary in succeeding professionally. I also wanted to venture a new city that would provide me with a multitude of professional and social opportunities. Seattle is a beautiful place to be!

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Ask me about: Education and Social Policy

Internship:  Student Success Intern,  Academic Support Programs at the University of Washington

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