Welcome Cynthia O. Ezeani, WARA’s New Associate Director

Cynthia O. Ezeani joined the ASC community in October as the Associate Director for Programs & Development at the West African Research Association.  Cynthia is an alumna of the BU School of Law, where she earned her Masters in International Banking and Finance Law (LLM) in 2013. More recently, in 2015, she was awarded a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) from Simmons College.

Trained as a lawyer at the Nigerian Law School in Abuja, she practiced law in Nigeria until 2010. Prior to this, she served for over six years as a nonprofit manager in nonprofit compliance and grantee management at Fate Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria’s foremost nonprofit in enterprise development. While at BU, she was an Associate at the Boston University Center for Finance, Law and Policy; where she collaborated with scholars in Africa on gathering research and publications on economic development matters.

Cynthia brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the ASC community.  She has carried out extensive research work in developmental finance and economic development in developing economies– especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, has worked in the non-profit sector both in Nigeria and here in the US, and has a keen interest in expanding WARA’s capacity to promote research and knowledge production in and on West Africa and the diaspora.

Cynthia lives in Medford with her husband and children and is a founding member of the Medford School Volunteers (MSV).