Funmi Oyekunle, '12 M.Ed.
I am the current Coordinator of the CONNECT Program at the University of New Hampshire. My professional interests center around mentoring and advocating for underrepresented students in higher education. I have previously worked at Whitman College, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Middlesex Community College.
I graduated from UNH in 2012 with a dual B.A. degree in English and Women Studies, and a minor in Race & Ethnic Studies from the University of New Hampshire in 2012. I received her M.Ed in Higher Education in Student Affairs from Salem State University in 2016.
Hometown: Aberdeen, New Jersey
Fun fact: I love making dairy-free and peanut-free desserts for students. I lived overseas in Lagos, Nigeria for seven years. And I've seen Beyoncé twice in concert!
Advice to 1st year students: Find a sense of balance with your academic, professional and personal life. Four years in college goes by quickly, so do your best take advantage of the wonderful and diverse resources on campus.
Favorite thing about Connect: I participated in CONNECT in 2008, which feels like a lifetime ago. My favorite memory would be when my cohort got to spend a nice, summer afternoon in York Beach in Maine.