Zilpa Oduor ’18
Albright Fellow 2017

Zilpa Oduor
Zilpa is a junior majoring in International Relations – Economics with a minor in Africana Studies.

In the summer of 2016, she interned at the Aga Khan Educational Services (AKES) in Kampala, Uganda, where she helped develop and implement curricula. She has also interned in the Reception and Placement department at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) in Albany, NY where she helped refugees resettle and adjust to life in the US. On campus, Zilpa is a First Year Mentor, works as an assistant in the Africana Studies department and as a bookkeeper in the Student Bursar’s office. She is also a member of the Wellesley African Students’ Association (WASA) and the Yanvalou drum and dance ensemble. Aside from English, Zilpa also speaks Swahili and Dholuo, both from her native country, Kenya. She hopes to someday work with intergovernmental organizations to promote economic growth and development initiatives in Africa.