Ekeoma Nwakanma

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Ekeoma is a Georgia born MPA student following the generalist track. She received her Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Economics at the University of West Georgia.

Ekeoma grew up in a strict Nigerian-American household, which emphasize the importance of higher education and started school at the age of three in Nigeria. Throughout her undergraduate career, Ekeoma held executive board positions in various student organizations, Studied abroad in China, and received various scholarships and honors, and was the first graduate from a four-year university in her family.

Ekeoma’s initial political motivation was to repair the struggling K-12 education system in Georgia, and has blossomed into a desire to help under privileged individuals to reach their goals. To reach these goals, Ekeoma became involved with civil rights organizations such as the League of Women Voters and the NAACP.  She formerly interned at the Georgia State Senate under, Democratic Whip, Senator Vincent Fort.


B.S., University of West Georgia 2014, Political Science and Economics

Of Note


  • Outstanding Georgian Award (2015)
  • Who’s Who Among University Students (2014)
  • Black Men with Initiative Sojourner Truth Award Nominee (2014)


  • Richards College of Business Economics Departmental Award (2012 – 2013)
  • International Student Scholarship (2013)
  • Lee Wash Award (2013)
  • Richards College of Business W. Glenn Moore Scholarship (2013 – 2014)
  • Study Abroad Scholarship (2013)
  • Jud Whatley Scholarship (2014)
Research Interests

I am interested in public policy, higher education, economics, and international research. Working in the public sector requires knowledge in a variety of fields; therefore, a generalist track is ideal.