Chelsea Ogun is the development associate at DPA, where she supports all operations within the development department.
During college, Chelsea spent time working with low-income communities of color facing a myriad of issues including housing instability, food insecurity, and education inequality. This gave her further perspective on the pervasively negative effects that our current drug policies have on minority populations’ ability to overcome systemic oppression. Realizing the connection between the war on drugs and issues of social inequity ignited her interest in drug policy. Before joining DPA, Chelsea interned at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the George Wiley Center, and the Rhode Island Department of Administration.
Chelsea was born and raised in Rhode Island. After spending some time living in Central Maine and Upstate New York, she is currently based in Brooklyn. She earned her B.A. in Policy Studies with a double major in Economics from Syracuse University.