Patricia is a professional in the field of Public Policy and International Development. Currently serving as a Policy Fellow within GLJ-ILRF’s Forced Labor program, her primary focus lies in leveraging import bans, trade tools, and other mechanisms to promote freedom of association and bargaining rights and win remedies for workers in global supply chains. Her work includes a gender lens and ensures that trade tools and policies of international institutions reflect standards enshrined in ILO Convention 190.
Patricia's career commenced within the Nigerian Government's Ministry of Youth and Sports, stationed in Oyo State. During her tenure, she actively contributed to development programs aimed at empowering underprivileged youth with sports and business skills. Working closely with over 120 young people, she successfully designed and coordinated projects to enhance their vocational and ICT proficiencies. Additionally, Patricia has worked to eradicate child labor and promote education in Nigeria and West Africa by raising funds for low-income inner-city communities and providing community members with income-generating skills and start-up capital.
Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and literary studies from Madonna University, Nigeria, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from George Washington University.