Nneka Ogbonnaya, BS

Nneka Ogbonnaya

Nneka graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Public Health in 2021. During her time at Purdue, she served as president of the Women of Color in Healthcare Association, contributed to qualitative research in the Department of Public Health, and spent time as a teaching assistant at a local elementary school. Nneka gained advocacy experience during her senior year interning with the Indiana First Steps Program helping families with children experiencing developmental delays receive necessary therapy services. After graduation, Nneka worked in oncology clinical trials at Henry Ford and Karmanos Cancer Institute. To gain insight on the field of Genetic Counseling, Nneka interviewed Genetic Counselors and joined MGPN and GOLDEN which are organizations aimed at increasing the presence of minorities/underrepresented groups in Genetic Counseling. In her free time, Nneka enjoys spending time with family, friends and trying new foods.