Dr. Zainab Okolo is a Strategy Officer with the Lumina Foundation with expertise in Student Success.
With over a decade of professional experience in higher education research and student services, Dr. Okolo has worked to help higher education and workforce providers facilitate and validate high-quality learning and training –inside and outside of the classroom. Her research has specifically focused on the needs of equity populations including first-generation college students, people of color, inmates and others who have traditionally struggled to succeed at learning beyond high school.
Dr. Okolo earned her doctorate in education from The George Washington University, her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University, and her bachelor’s degree in Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a native of Washington, D.C.