Nnenna loves figuring out how everything works.
Exploring systems gives Nnenna a way to dig deeper into all her passions: from biology to family, friends, and all points in between.
Learning is experimenting, and vice versa.
"We recently had a science intensive where we learned about the digestive system and the ways it responds to different foods. By experimenting with a cracker, we got to feel the way saliva breaks down carbohydrates in your mouth. The other morning I had a waffle and I was wondering why it didn't dissolve in my mouth the way a cracker did. Then my science brain turned on and told me, 'This waffle is more than carbohydrates.'"
Anthropology is about seeing the bigger picture.
At Multicultural Family Story Night, Nnenna talked about her grandfather who fought in the Nigerian Civil War. During a battle he was shot, but before leaving the field he did a ritual and collected some grass from the field he was defending. The other side thought they had won, but the next day he returned and told them, "This is my land and you have not won." The story made Nnenna think about why wars happen. She said, "It's because of land, which is very valuable. People want it for their families because they want them to be happy. Families are what people fight for."