Student Speaker

An older sister, Black woman, and geek, in that order. Ifeoma Ayika is a college senior at the College of William and Mary, majoring in government and minoring in Philosophy.


Ifeoma strives to leave the world a better place than she found it. She has worked as an activist for over four years and focuses her work on education on racial injustice. As a daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Ifeoma has examined and wrestled with inclusion and understands the significance of being accepted. Inspired by this wrestling, Ifeoma has co-founded a nonprofit, worked within student government to craft inclusive policy, had conversations with student and community leaders, and has spoken passionately in front of audiences about her work.


 When not working on changing the world, you can find Ifeoma writing poetry, laughing brightly, and taking space. She hopes that her stories will promote critical thinking, personal reflection, and most importantly, a motivation to action.