School: Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Department: Sustainable Water Management
Research Interests: Conservation and Ecology, Water Science & Systems, Climate Change, Public Health, International Relations, Nutrition
Anthonia is a Master's student in the Sustainable Water Management Program. She is focusing specifically on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in International Development and Humanitarian Action. She expects to complete her studies in August 2019. Anthonia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the University of Ibadan. Anthonia worked as a telecommunications and policy advocate and a corporate lawyer in Nigeria for 7 years before coming to Tufts.
Current Studies and Future Goals
When asked what he found most meaningful about his field of study, Anthonia responded with the following: "[I appreciate] the potential it has for improving the quality of human lives immediately and in the long term".
When asked what interested her about pursuing the SWM Master's Degree, Anthonia responded with the following: " Two reasons: 1. Water - the beauty of its fluid nature, how essential it is to human life, how little we know about it, and how much we take it for granted. 2. It gave me an opportunity to gain new knowledge and skills in some of the most fundamental areas of international development - environment, natural resources, health and nutrition - providing me with the necessary leverage to change career paths".
Anthonia hopes to get a field-based WASH position once she finishes her studies at Tufts. Long term she would like to focus on WASH and Environmental Advocacy, and establish the first all-female legal and environmental consulting firm in Nigeria. She is also considering a career in politics with the African Union or the United Nations.
When not doing school work, Anthonia can be found reading, sleeping, dancing, watching live theatre, or taking long walks.
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones/Boston Legal
Favorite Place You've Visited: Nairobi
Favorite Course Taken at Tufts: Biology of Water and Health
Dream Job: A travel-heavy WASH job that contributes to the improvement of women and children's health