Anita Obasohan

"To practice any art no matter how well or badly is a way to make your soul grow. So do it." - Kurt Vonnegut

Author Bio

Hello! My name is Anita but some people call me Osaya. I am from Nigeria, did the IB program in the UK and I’m currently in my second year at the University of Chicago. I’m an Economics and Psychology double major, might also be a minor in Visual Arts- still figuring that out. I love to travel to experience different cultures and try different foods, but I’m also a “home-body” at heart. I probably get involved in too many extra-curriculars in college so I’m extremely busy, but I really wouldn’t have it any other way.


Hometown Lagos, Nigeria
Lives Chicago, USA
High School Education St Edward's School, Oxford, UK
Studying BA in Economics (maybe a double major in Psychology), with a minor in Visual Arts
Graduating 2019
Extracurriculars Recruitment Manager with Pareto Solutions Consulting, Marketing Associate with The Maroon (school newspaper), Student designer and writer for MODA (fashion magazine), Writer for Bite (food magazine), Tech & Entrepreneurship section leader for the Women in Business Society, Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority
Interests Food, Fashion and Art
Future Plans I would like to get into consulting immediately after I graduate, but I’m also into fashion and food and starting my own thing so we will see where that takes me! Ultimately, I would like to go back home to Nigeria and start an organization that works on tackling economic and gender inequality.

Posts by Anita Obasohan

Looking Forward

Published: January 15, 2017

It’s funny, it’s my second year studying at The University of Chicago and my fourth year as an international student, but it’s my first time really reflecting on my experiences or putting it in writing. For most of us a new year means a fresh start, a new perspective and a chance for us to reorient ourselves; much like what a new quarter (semester) symbolizes for most students. The reality of this means that we look backwards and evaluate how we’ve done things in the past, so that we can improve the way we approach things in the future. It…

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