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SNF Paideia Fellow Ruth Oyerokun
Fellow, Class of 2026

Ruth Oyerokun

Political Science, Hispanic Studies
Burleson, TX

Ruth Oyerokun is a prospective Political Science major and Hispanic Studies minor considering careers in law and public service. She has a keen interest in researching corruption and organized crime in developing countries, which has been fostered by her criminology coursework and upbringing as a daughter of Nigerian immigrants. As an SNF Paideia Fellow, she’s excited to explore the connections between wellness, service, dialogue, and citizenship and her academic interests.

In high school, Ruth developed a love for the Spanish language and culture, which inspired her to use her language skills to serve her community. As a volunteer at a local immersion school, she organized activities and crafts aimed at promoting cultural awareness among students. She believes that language learning is a valuable tool for cultivating cross-cultural communication and understanding.

Outside of the classroom, Ruth is an active member of Campus Curlz, a natural hair positivity and community service organization that promotes wellness through informative self-care workshops. In addition, she serves as an Associate Consultant of Penn Policy Consulting’s local branch. There, her research is currently focused on addressing pressing issues in the Philadelphia education system. In her free time, she enjoys reading opinion pieces, listening to podcasts, going on walks, and getting boba tea.