Meet Misturah Odesanya: VP Internal Affairs Candidate for GPSA

Misturah Odesanya

Misturah Odesanya

Guest Writer

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About Me

Misturah Odesanya is from Lagos, Nigeria and Risk Management major from University of Lagos, Nigeria where she served as a Financial Secretary, Parliament member and Electoral Chair. She has worked in the Financial services sector with AXA and Coronation across Advisory, Portfolio management/analytics and Process automation. She also coordinated community activities for The Girl Child Foundation and Youth empowerment programs. 

Today, She is a first year graduate student of Global business at the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Why am I running?

As the VP Internal Affairs, my role is to manage the Research and Travel grant awards by enabling  equal opportunities, ensuring students have a better experience of the Grant awards system through transparency and accountability. To consistently advocate policies/legislation for the utmost benefits of Graduate & Professional Students towards advancing their academic and professional excellence. In reflection of my work experience, I have judiciously managed portfolios and its resources worth $6m through accountability, assiduousness, and understanding of the expectations which makes me a qualified candidate for this position. Finally, I solidly believe that I can serve in the best interest of graduate and professional students if elected.

To this regard, a few of my policies are;

  1. A digital marketing campaign promoting all of the grants available for graduate students.
  2. Ensure a monthly publication of grants utilization with transparency and accountability.
  3. Advocate for a paid Research and Travel grant reviewer system
  4. Create a mentorship program for newly research grants applicants and previous grant  winner’s to foster knowledge and best practices.
  5. Creating a specific rubric for each of the grants available in order to provide equitable opportunities to all graduate students of ASU

I look forward to connecting more with Graduate and Professional Students as I embark on this journey and I thank you for your support as I seek to # Advance graduate excellence

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