Growing up in the Bay Area, Fela has become motivated to look inward at our government and its relationship with our most forgotten and mistreated communities. The experiences of family and community members in navigating our institutions, from difficulty in attaining citizenship to being racially profiled by the police, have influenced Fela to understand the ways in which oppression is entrenched in our systems. Studying Political Science and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, she hopes to learn about and address how legislation and policies have helped or hindered progress for various marginalized groups.
While on campus, Fela works with various social and political organizations. In her work as the Vice President of the Black Sociological Alliance, Fela helps foster conversations regarding the socioeconomic uplift of the Black community and cross-community solidarity. Additionally, Fela does work in the Vote Coalition Department of the ASUC, engaging with the community through voter education and registration efforts. She hopes to work on policy that increases civic engagement from the most marginalized communities, ensuring that their interests are truly represented in policies.
Major(s): Political Science
Minor(s): Ethnic Studies