Michelle Osagie

Hometown: Lisle, IL

high school: Lisle Senior HS

college: Yale University

MAJOR: Biochemistry

Born to Nigerian, immigrant parents James and Mabel Osagie, Michelle is the youngest of three children. She was raised in the suburbs of the Chicagoland area. In 2018, she was named a Ron Brown Scholar and a Yale QuestBridge Scholar. In that same year, Michelle graduated from Lisle Senior High School and went on to further her education at Yale University. Currently, Michelle is on her second year of undergrad at Yale studying as a pre-med student. Michelle plans on double majoring in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics as well as African American Studies. Michelle participates in many clubs and extracurricular activities throughout Yale’s campus. Namely, intramural sports, Yale Black Women’s Coalition, and serving on the Dean’s housing committee. Off campus, during her first year, Michelle worked as an eAdvising Ambassador for the College Advising Corps, a group whose goal is to increase the number of first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented high school students that graduate and complete higher education. Michelle aspires to pursue her dreams of bettering the world through care and medicine. Her achievements thus far have helped affirm her cultural identity and empower her to serve. As Michelle continues her education, she anticipates the ways she can influence the world through lessons learned inside and outside of the classroom.

 

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