Onyeka Obiocha

EducationUniversity of Connecticut 

Bio: At Yale, Onyeka is the director of innovation at Dwight Hall. This involves managing, and growing the Social Innovation Lab; developing resources, trainings, and partnerships to support a cohort of students dedicating themselves to creating social change; working closely with the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking; serving as Dwight Hall’s representative on the Yale Social Entrepreneurship Collaborative; and developing programming that bring together Yale and New Haven communities.

Outside Yale, Onyeka’s work spans community development, social entrepreneurship, and civic consulting. Formerly President and Co-Founder of A Happy Life, a social enterprise dedicated to creating a happier world for all, he now serves as a Partner in Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, a civic consultancy building vibrant, connected communities through social engagement. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors Onyeka consulted for Special Olympics International, launched a Corporate Social Responsibility program at a startup nutrition company and was recognized by Connecticut Magazine as one of Connecticut’s “40 under 40”.