Mfonobong Ufot

B.S. Agricultural and Applied Economics

Additional Degree/Major
B.S. International Studies
Gender and Women's Studies
Gaithersburg, MD
Mfonobong Ufot
Abagail Catania/ABM Diversity Scholarship 2018, 2019
Bruce and Ruth Marion Scholarship 2018
Posse Foundation Full Tuition Leadership Merit Scholarship 2015-2019

Wisconsin International Scholars Program, 2015-2020
Bio Sketch
Mfonobong Ufot was born in Nigeria, raised in Maryland and is a proud D.C. Posse Scholar. She will be graduating with a dual degree in Agriculture & Applied Economics and International Studies and a certificate in Gender & Women’s Studies. Mfonobong began serving the Madison community with School of Hope at J.C. Wright Middle School, where she was a tutor for two and a half years. She has held several leadership roles around campus during her undergraduate years, including three years as financial chair and co-president of the African Student Association and three years as a house fellow with University Housing, acting as a resource for 50+ residents. She was also treasurer, risk management and program, planning & development for the Zeta Xi Core chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and was a site director with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Alternative Breaks, responsible for planning spring break service trips for fellow students. For the past five years, she has been part of the Wisconsin International Scholars (WISc) Program. During her summers, she held internships with Mayer Brown law firm and the Rockville Public Defender’s office, studied abroad in Colombia and was a mentor to students in UW’s PEOPLE program. Mfonobong recently completed her role as a poverty studies research intern with the Morgridge Center for Public Service & the Institute for Research on Poverty. She hopes to channel her knowledge from AAE and International Studies towards working with communities in developing countries, focusing primarily on access for women/girls and fighting for gender equality globally. She is currently searching for summer internships and full-time positions. This may be her first degree, but it definitely will not be her last. Next Stop, a Master’s in Public Policy.
Message to Fellow Graduates
Congratulations to my fellow graduates. Celebrate yourself and your accomplishments. We worked HARD to get here and deserve to be celebrated. Go off and Change the World