Tsemone Ogbemi

Tsemone Ogbemi in red sweater and dark skirt in front of a fence

College of Arts and Sciences

PPEH Summer Public Research Intern

2020 - 2020

Tsemone Ogbemi is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in English. She grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and Stavanger, Norway and spent her high school years at a boarding school nestled in the woods of New Hampshire. She has always been interested in the power of language to shape our private and social realities and to either promote or hinder justice. She thinks of language as a flexible medium that adapts itself continuously to various cultures, fields of study, and individual communicators, making it particularly useful as a tool for activism. What sparked her interest in the PPEH was it’s commitment to interdisciplinarity, which she believes is often an important quality of inclusive, accessible, and accurate research on issues related to our environment.