When you have good thoughts, no one can stand in your way…
As a first-generation US Citizen, Iroghama started from humble beginnings. She studied biology at Prairie View A&M University while working a full-time job as the Resident Director at one of the first campus housing development at a Historically Black University. During her tenure, she pioneered what would become the virtual movement of business operations which resulted in the reduction of the campus’ carbon footprint.
In 2007, Iroghama volunteered as a community organizer for President Barack Obama’s campaign for Prairie View and Waller County. She organized one of the largest voter registration drives at Prairie View A&M. When the Waller County Board of Election attempted to suppress the votes of the students, she helped mobilize the student body in protest. This led to the establishment of voting polls opening in the student center on the campus.
Motivated by change, Iro decided to pursue graduate-level studies. After working several years as a Quality Control and Scholarship Coordinator at the University of Houston, she moved to Atlanta to attend Law School.
While in law school, Iro was a full-time teacher in College Park, GA. She helped improve the community by creating academic enrichment programs that allowed students and families to learn more about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Additionally, she advocated for global citizenship through study abroad travels.
After years of dedicated services, Iro decided to pursue her life long dream of living in New York City. Today, Iro is an educator at KIPP: NYC and teaches middle school science is Crown Heights, Brooklyn. While working in Brooklyn, she noticed the patterns of poverty, racial discrimination, rampant infrastructure degradation, and slow response to the crisis that also plagued her hometown. She decided that ENOUGH was ENOUGH.
Iro is stepping up for congress because there is a silent majority that has been forgotten by the ones charged to represent them. She intends to represent all residents of District 7 so that all people can have a fair chance to pursue Life, Liberty, and Happiness. She ultimately believes that we are “stronger together.” Being united creates a stronger New York, which yields a stronger America.