When the personal is political
Graduate, Political Science, Economics
Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, John-Paul Nwaezeigwe was immersed in politics. Living in one of the world’s fastest-growing cities, grappling with poverty and inequality, politics in his household went beyond kitchen-table fodder. Yet when he arrived at Saint Mary’s, it wasn’t to study politics, but economics—until a chance encounter with an inspiring professor set him on a new course.