About - Staff Member - Kelechi Eke
Kelechi is a woman with diverse interests. She joins the ITAPS team as the new Program Associate after working as a contractor at the Institute of International Education and assisting the Fulbright team with reviewing the application documents of over 100 international scholars whose goals are to use education to challenge the status quo and make the world a healthier, safer, environmentally friendlier, and more informed place.
She is known as the “jane of all trades” because of her ability to quickly learn new skills, provide training to others, and efficiently collaborate across departments. She credits her experience at the American Alliance of Museums for her interest in the arts. According to her, “the arts is the connective tissue that holds the world together and not recognizing this is the difference between living and existing.”
One of her biggest accomplishments includes supporting attorneys at the House of Ruth Maryland to obtain protective orders for victims of domestic violence because in her native country Nigeria, domestic violence is not commonly viewed as a crime. Kelechi holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied political science.