Migration and Blackness, myths of us, dismantling/reimagining: A Discussion
April 15, 2023
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Ada Nwokedi is a finance professional with 8 years of experience in corporate finance and audit roles. Originally from Nigeria, she moved to Canada in 2019 where she worked in diverse roles and industries over the next 3 years. Currently pursuing her MBA at Cornell Johnson, Ada brings a unique global perspective to her studies and is passionate about driving financial success through strategic decision-making.
Ami Tamakloe is human unraveling and reconstructing. Originally from Ghana, they are currently a PhD student in the department of Anthropology at Cornell University. Through artistry, activism and intellect, Ami resists by creating work that foregrounds accessibility around themes of Blackness, gender, sexuality and culture. They recently co-curated the textile exhibition Material Resistance, independently produced three short films, and self-published their debut book Charcoal: Book of Thoughts and Short Stories. Ami is currently a Graduate Fellow with the Ufahamu Africa Podcast and has been featured on Adventures Reads for the popular blog Adventures from the Bedroom of African Women.
Elikem Agbosu is an ex-investment banker from Ghana with a passion for helping students and young professionals achieve financial independence and prepare for the world of work. Elikem is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He is also a Partner of Money Convos, a club dedicated to helping people achieve financial independence through a weekly Twitter Space and podcast.
Esther Kondo Heller (they/she) is a poet, creative/theoretical critic, sound, and filmmaker. They are a Barbican Young Poet 18/19, an Obsidian Foundation fellow, and Ledbury Critic 21/22 and are currently doing an MFA in Poetry at Cornell University.