Naomi Aladekoba

MIT Department: Political Science
Faculty Mentor: Prof. M. Taylor Fravel
Research Supervisor: Eleanor Freund
Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College
Hometown: Arlington

My name is Naomi Aladekoba and I am a junior at Spelman College. I am majoring in International Studies, and minoring in both Spanish and Asian Studies. I am passionate about international relations and the study of foreign languages. My current research interests include international development and trade, human rights, Chinese foreign policy, and US-China relations. In the future I hope to contribute to the discovery of solutions to the inequalities that exist in our current international system. I also want to foster the same interest I have for world politics and foreign languages in young students of color, specifically black women, as we are a minority in this field. I enjoy singing, playing my guitar, reading, hiking, and rollerskating.