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Dartmouth 2014 Student Marshal Marie Onakomaiya, Geisel '14

Dartmouth Flickr | Tue Oct 15, 2013
Hometowns: Ibadan, Nigeria, and Phoenix, Ariz. Major: PhD in experimental and molecular medicine (neuroscience)Marie Onakomaiya was born in Phoenix, Ariz., and grew up in Nigeria. She earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry in Nigeria, and then served in the Nigerian National Youth Service Corps. Since coming to Dartmouth, she has presented her research at 12 regional, national, or international conferences; had two papers published in scientific journals; taught basic neuroscience in five local high schools; participated in the 2013 Emory Global Health Case Competition; volunteered with Granite United Way and the Upper Valley Haven emergency shelter; participated in a Fannie Rippel-funded ReThink Health project; co-founded the Upper Valley Brain Bee, a neuroscience competition for high-school students; and led several Graduate Student Council and Geisel service initiatives. Next up for Onakomaiya is delivering the graduate student address at Geisel's Class Day, then a health policy fellowship with Avalere Health, a Washington, D.C., consulting firm.Marshals are carefully selected by fellow students for their citizenship, enthusiasm, integrity, and positive impact on others. The marshals carry batons engraved with their names as they lead their classmates to the Green during the Commencement academic procession. Learn more about the 2014 Student Marshals.(Photo courtesy of Marie Onakomaiya)Stay connected to Dartmouth: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Instagram