Eziaku Nwokocha is a William Fontaine Fellow of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; she graduated with honors from University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Black Studies and Feminist Studies, where she was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. She also holds a Masters of Theological Studies with a concentration in African and African American Religions from Harvard Divinity School. She was featured in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin Magazine; Summer/Autumn 2013 edition titled, “An Equilibrist Vodou Goddess.” Her research interests include African Diasporic religions, Black feminism, gender, sexuality, and lived religion, especially in Haiti and Montreal, Canada. Eziaku rowed all four years on the Varsity Women's team at UCSB, you can now catch Eziaku coaching novice and junior varsity women’s’ team for Philadelphia City Rowing, whose main mission seeks to empower local public school students through the sport of rowing.