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Afam graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in psychology and played on the 1997 Ivy League Championship-winning football team. After graduation, he worked for two years in the Chicago office of Hill & Knowlton, Inc., an elite global public relations firm, and then spent one year working in the marketing department of Mayer Brown LLP, a top-ten international law firm and the largest law office in Chicago.

Subsequently, Afam entered Stanford Law School in September 2004. During his time at Stanford, he served as Vice President of the Black Law Students’ Association, was a two-year public interest fellow, and served as a mentor in the school’s Public Interest Mentor Program.

While in law school, Afam also directed the efforts of The GEANCO Foundation (, his family’s nonprofit organization. GEANCO’s mission is to save and transform lives in Nigeria. After graduating from Stanford Law School in May 2007, Afam declined his law firm offers in order to work full-time as GEANCO’s Chief Operating Officer.

He’s been profiled and/or interviewed by National Public Radio, US News & World Report,, Newsweek, American Lawyer, NBC News, Daily Journal (Los Angeles), AOL/,, Young Lawyer Magazine, JET Magazine, Harvard Magazine, Stanford Magazine and Stanford Lawyer.


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