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Mary Chimezie, C’2020

May 2020

Mary ChimenzieMary Chimezie is a graduating senior philosophy major, double minor in economics and comparative women's studies from Vauxhall, New Jersey. During her time at Spelman, Chimezie served as a resident adviser, Spirit Leader, publicity chair of the Spelman Chapter of National Council of Negro Women, member of the Spelman Chapter of Young Democrats of America, a member of the Senior Class Council, and Class Justice. She is co-intern liaison and board member for the PULSE Programming Board, and vice president of the Philosophy Club.

"Leaving Spelman at a time like this leaves an indelible mark on my heart, but the adversity the Class of 2020 faced in these last couple of weeks will be something that binds us even closer for years to come," she said. "My favorite time at Spelman has always been Commencement and Reunion, as I have volunteered during this amazing week for two years. While our ceremonial events have been "put on pause," becoming an alumna and sharing in that sisterhood is something that can never be taken from me; and for that I am grateful beyond measure."


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"After leaving Spelman, I will be starting as a full-time analyst at JPMorgan Chase with the goal of building my business acumen and gaining more experience in the workforce before returning to graduate school for my JD/MBA."

The most important lesson my Spelman education has afforded me is the understanding of how imperative it is I use my platform to uplift people who look like me, no matter what field I enter. My ultimate goal is to work in venture capitalism, focusing on funding startup ventures led by Black men and women -- a group historically overlooked, underfunded and undervalued. I look forward to all the ways Spelman will continue to show up in my life and in my heart."