Sandra Okonofua graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Psychology and Sociology. On campus, Sandra was active in peer advising and community building. She also studied abroad in Brazil and learned Portuguese. Upon graduation, Sandra enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania where she received a Master’s degree in Urban Education while working full time as a high school science teacher. During this time, she also worked as a test prep tutor for the SAT and ACT. In 2021, Sandra graduated from Harvard University with a Master’s, Certificate of Advanced Study, and license in school counseling.
She is currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Yale University where her research will focus on social stratification, educational inequality, and policy. Sandra enjoys helping students clarify and skillfully communicate their academic interests and passions. Sandra grew up in Silver Spring, MD and in her free time she enjoys reading, journaling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.