Sr. Chukwuka Okpala-Anaechedo, DDL
Sr. Chukwuka arrived in the United States in 2017, from Nigeria, where she served as a school teacher in Catholic schools from 1978 to 2005 and retired as a principal. For her it was an exciting career—watching girls she had admitted as tender innocent kids transform into young teenagers was an experience that brought great joy to her life—and those girls taught her more than she taught them. She learned how to be more humane, discerning, compassionate, and observant. All in all, Sr. Chukwuka found her career to be fulfilling and challenging, as she considered herself a type of architect: of human mind, character, and destiny. She looks forward to the ILI year as an opportunity to reinvent herself with the goal of creating a new form of service to the society.