Theodora "Theo" Okiro recieved a master's in public administration from the Fels Institute of Government in May, 2018. Prior to coming to the University of Pennsylvania, Theo was the Director of Communications to a City Council member in Chicago for two years. Her responsibilities there included legislative affairs, constituent services, and press relations. Theo was born in Bronx, New York and is of Nigerian descent. She has a strong interest in promoting fair and equitable access to credit, social policy and economic development.