Idia Irele
UNAGB Special Projects Intern

Idia Irele is a graduate of Smith College and a current International Education Policy Master’s Candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining the UNAGB team, she was living in Andorra, teaching English and youth leadership to upper-secondary school students as a Fulbright Fellow. Her professional experience is rooted heavily in education, having worked as a social justice educator with multicultural youth in Greater Boston, and an English language teacher at the high school and university level in Spain. Her academic and professional passions include education for women and girls, human rights, youth empowerment, and transferable comparative analyses across developing and middle-income nations. Drawing from her experiences living and working in Nigeria, Boston, Spain, and Andorra, she hopes to dedicate her career to serving the world’s most vulnerable populations through the use of cross-cultural collaboration. This cross-national engagement, she believes, is the key to sustainable peace. Idia is delighted to work with UNAGB this year, creating a special Model United Nations curriculum focused on refugee policy.