Dr. Leslie Nwoke – Miss Nigeria in America 2005
Dr. Leslie Oluchi Nwoke is a psychiatry resident (M.D) at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, and the co-founder of The Ruby Project, a nonprofit organization that provides programs for young women with histories of abuse and trauma. She is the author and creator of the “Transformation Project” series and creator of the “Transparency Circle” Live events. She was also the Miss Nigeria in America 2004, setting the tone for the organization on what a true Nigerian Queen should encompass.For more than 10 years, her work in community health and research have addressed mental health and gender-trauma related issues. Her dedication to tackling social justice, gender and health advocacy issues are far reaching including working with AGAR, (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) and TAMPEP (Turin, Italy) on health education and rehabilitation efforts for sex trafficking survivors.
Her work has garnered many praises; she was honored as one of “Top 14 Women Making a Difference” for Omo Naija Magazine, and recognized as “The Woman of the Week” in The Sun News, one of the largest newspapers in Nigeria. Dr. Nwoke received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D) from Ross University School of Medicine, her Master in Public Health with a concentration in global health promotion from George Washington University, and her Bachelor of Science in biology from Spelman College. She has been happily married to Okechukwu Nwoke, senior Knowledge Management specialist, for over 4 years. They have two beautiful children.