Osaremen Okolo

Osaremen Okolo

Class of 2017
Osaremen Okolo

Osaremen Okolo is a senior in Kirkland House from Canton, Massachusetts. She concentrates primarily in History of Science (Medicine and Society focus) with an allied, joint concentration in African-American Studies. She is also pursuing a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. As culmination of her time at Harvard and in combining these academic interests, Osaremen is currently writing her undergraduate thesis, advised by Professor Evelynn Hammonds. It examines the historical narratives surrounding the so-called hyper-sexuality and hyper-fertility of black women through illustrating how these narratives have influenced African-American access to new reproductive technologies and impacted both physicians’ and black women’s perceptions of their own fertility in the present. After graduation, Osaremen will devote her life to continuing to explore the intersections between medicine, policy, and service.