While at Princeton, Ogechi Oparah danced with DiSiac Dance Company, served as a project coordinator with the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, and earned her degree in sociology. She then returned to her hometown of Fayetteville, Georgia, ran for school board, and led two civic organizations. Ogechi has coordinated district-wide arts and professional development opportunities for teachers at the Woodruff Arts Center. She has also provided data analysis and editing support to online graduate students. In 2017, she was selected to be a National Urban Fellow. During her fellowship, Ogechi studied the learning environment of United Way of Greater Cleveland and supported their executive team with strategic plan metrics and reporting. She graduated with her Master of Public Administration from the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, CUNY in July of 2018. She looks forward to pursuing a career in organizational leadership and development.