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Jesse Okwu

University of Michigan, Masters of Public Policy

Jesse Okwu is from Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Knox College where he majored in Anthropology, Sociology, and Economics. During his undergraduate career, he studied abroad in both Tanzania and India. After his time abroad, Jesse went on to intern at Parmarth Niketan, an environmental NGO in India. These experiences made him interested in public policy. In the summer of 2016, Jesse became a Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow and attended the Junior Summer Institute at the University of Michigan. This experience furthered his interest and in the fall of 2017, Jesse enrolled at the University of Michigan to pursue a Master’s in Public Policy.