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Articool8 Woman: @adaoraudoji
Udoji is of Nigerian-Irish American descent. Born to father Godfrey Udoji, former chief engineer for the city of Dearborn, Michigan, and mother Mary, former director of Washtenaw County Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Adaora Udoji is a media executive, producer and investor whose work focuses on video content and immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). She is also adjunct professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. Udoji is on the Guggenheim Museum Global Innovation Council. She advises several startups including VRAR (NYC Chapter), ArilynAR and HamletVR; is a mentor to the Op'ed Project and a Global Giving Ambassador. She's lived on three continents including Africa, Europe and North America; and holds dual American and Irish citizenship.
Previously Udoji was a board-member of the Montclair Film Festival and the Women's Advisory Board at NBC Universal. She was also a Woodrow Wilson fellow. Udoji founded The Boshia Group, a network of content and operational strategists, producers and storytellers.
Udoji is a graduate of UCLA School of Law. She is among a small group of journalists who have worked in network and cable news, as well as public radio. She is also on the list of 20 Black Angels Worth Knowing For Minority Startups
Udoji earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan. After a stint in the communications office at Michigan's Business School and WUOM, the public radio station, she went to the UCLA School of Law.
At CNN she served as a New York-based correspondent covering stories including the 2004 presidential election, Katrina, and the West Virginia Sago mine disaster for the network's television and radio outlets.
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