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Uyiosa Elegon

B.B.A Marketing (2020)

For the past 8 years, practicing Chun Kuk Do has been a way that Uyiosa Elegon changes his life. He has had the aspiration to grow as an individual since he was only 12 years old. He’s always been fascinated with ownership of a story. His life has been a constant defining of his own. He states “I often don’t fit the stereotypical Nigerian mold. I don’t aspire to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer. I don’t want to hide my emotions. No matter the backlash, I constantly choose my own path.” He continues to work and wake up motivated, empowered, and purpose-driven. He wants other young people to write their own stories. That could involve scratching out their parents goals, editing their educators’ visions, or replacing what their faith leaders say. He does his best to equip the young people in his life with tools to consciously create and own their stories. That is why Uyiosa joined the Youth Empowerment Alliance here at the University of Houston. He is currently the Communications Lead and strives to bring to light the stories of UndocuCoogs. He believes UH can truly work to be an inclusive space through these stories. He feels that the more fit, focused, and faithful he is, the better he can serve his community day-in and day-out. Uyiosa is studying marketing at the C.T. Bauer College of Business with a goal to learn how to make connections more effectively in order to teach young people how to do the same.