Nina Oduro is the leadership technical advisor supporting IREX's leadership programs and the Center for Applied Learning and Impact's initiatives on research, learning, and innovation.
Nina brings experience in youth leadership development, education, and training programs to her role supporting the technical aspects of leadership development programming, including provisioning of training and technical assistance, product development and external outreach.
Prior to joining IREX, Nina began her career in youth leadership development and training at Columbia University and the Posse Foundation where she advised and trained young leaders for academic success and positive individual and community impact. She has worked as an education advising specialist at the US Embassy in Ghana, where she promoted and provided access to US education opportunities for youth and adult learners. Nina has also consulted for several global initiatives, including Microsoft's Education Ambassador Program, the International Organization for Migration, and Nigerian Government's Diaspora Mapping Project. In addition, Nina has contributed research to the leadership-focused book, The Liberian Way: Breaking The Cycle by Olubanke King-Akerele.
Nina received a MA in African-American studies with a concentration in African diaspora studies from Columbia University and a BA in political and social thought from the University of Virginia.