Wendy Onyinye Ozuzu
May 21, 1984
|Occupation||Political commentator, public affairs academic, philanthropist, television personality|
|Alma mater||Temple University (BA)|
Johns Hopkins University (MA)
Rutgers University (MSc, PhD)
|Thesis||Engaging low-income parents in schools: beyond the PTA meeting (2016)|
|Doctoral advisor||Gloria Bonilla-Santiago|
|Institutions||Johns Hopkins School of Education|
Wendy Onyinye Osefo (née Ozuzu, born May 21, 1984) is a Nigerian-American political commentator, public affairs academic, philanthropist, and television personality. She is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Education. She is also a main cast member on The Real Housewives of Potomac.
Born in Nigeria, Osefo immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 3 to Durham, North Carolina before settling in Maryland. She earned a Bachelor's degree in political science from Temple University and a Master of Arts degree in government from Johns Hopkins University. In 2012, Osefo completed a M.Sc. in public affairs with a concentration in community development from Rutgers University–Camden. In 2016, she became the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in public affairs and community development from Rutgers-Camden. Her dissertation was titled Engaging low-income parents in schools: beyond the PTA meeting. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago was Osefo's doctoral advisor.
Osefo is a contributor for The Hill, the founder and chief executive officer of 1954 Equity, and an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Education. In 2014, she served as the inaugural director of the Masters of Arts in Management Program at Goucher College.
She is a board member for the late Congressman Elijah Cummings Youth to Israel Program, Children's Scholarship Fund Baltimore, and The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Schools.
In 2020, it was announced that Osefo had joined the fifth season of The Real Housewives of Potomac.
In August 2011, she married Edward Osefo. The two reside in Finksburg, Maryland with their three children.
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
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