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Eferoghene Okakuro, fondly called Roghe /Rɑgɛ/ (the IPA format representation) is a Summer Research Intern with Newcomb Tulane College working at the Taylor Center in Summer 2021. She is a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Economics. Roghe wears many hats on Tulane’s campus. She is the public relations chair of Tulane International society, a college scholar, an emerging leader mentor, a first-year experience content creator, and a member of Tulane’s Chi Alpha Christian fellowship. When she is neither studying nor fulfilling her responsibilities in numerous roles, she loves dancing, creative writing, and sketching.

Roghe received her high school education from Jesuit memorial college, Nigeria. There, she maintained her position on the honor roll from the years 2016 to 2019. She also served as the secretary of the school’s Eucharistic Youth Movement and a trainer for the Lectors association. She eventually graduated best student in vocational studies (Economics, and foods and nutrition) with the best results in all external exams taken (SAT, WASSCE, and JAMB). Roghe has some other awards under her belt. She received a bronze medal in Biology in a regional Olympiad competition (2017). She has also worked in groups to secure a gold cup in the Association of International School Educators of Nigeria (AISEN) senior tag team debate (2019) and in the Interswitch SPAK national science competition innovation challenge (2018). Her team was later invited to intern with Interswitch group Nigeria where they worked with the company’s innovation team to set up the health insurance department of the company (2019).

After completing her undergraduate education, Roghe plans to enroll in an MD/PhD program.  She also hopes to obtain an MBA and establish a chain of hospitals and research laboratories in her home country and abroad. In all she does, she puts her best foot forward so that posterity may deem her worthy of having lived and received such blessings from God and man.

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