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Keeping Up With Ajiri Uzere

By Joseph Dellostritto

Keeping Up With Ajiri Uzere

By Joseph Dellostritto
In this post, you’ll get to know Ajiri Uzere, a current undergraduate student at the University of Miami who aspires to attend law school and concentrate on human rights law.

Ajiri is an undergraduate student majoring in political science and psychology, along with minors in Spanish and international studies. Learn more about Ajiri's involvement and about her love for UM!

Q: How did you decide on your majors?

I have always had an interest in psychology and understanding the way the human mind works and its relation to human behavior, including feelings and motivations. I chose to pair my interest in psychology with political science because my goal is to become a human rights lawyer.

Q: How did you choose your minors?

I fell in love with Spanish when I visited Colombia a number of years ago, and I wanted to incorporate Spanish into my undergraduate experience. I selected international studies as an additional minor because of my upbringing. I am a first-generation Nigerian-American. I have also spent the majority of my life living outside the United States, in both Egypt and England.

Q: What’s the most interesting class you’ve taken so far?

The most interesting class I have taken so far is POL 370: Global Energy Politics. This class was an eye-opening experience. The skills I learned in that class—specifically understanding and analyzing energy politics on a global scale—are skills I have been able to translate into my understanding of the real world and U.S. politics.

 

Q: What’s your favorite thing about being a ’Cane?

My favorite thing about being a ’Cane is the community. The University of Miami quickly became home to me, and the friends I made quickly became family. Being a ’Cane has provided me with an environment that has continuously fostered my personal growth.

Q: What surprised you most about UM?

What surprised me most about UM was the number of opportunities to learn skills that cannot be taught in class but must be learned through hands-on experiences. My involvement in organizations like Homecoming, Student Government, and the African Students Union have allowed me to work on my weaknesses, test my boundaries, and grow as a leader.

Q: What advice would you give to high school seniors navigating the college application process?

It is perfectly okay to not have everything figured out. It is okay to explore. College is a time for growth and change. Just be open to new experiences.