Chioma Onwumelu

Chioma serves as a campaign coordinator at Purple, providing crisis and reputation support to the firm’s clients. She joined Purple after working as a communications consultant with multiple DC nonprofits doing humanitarian and social justice work around the country.

Before joining Purple, Chioma interned with the Crisis and Reputation Risk team at Edelman’s DC office, where she facilitated effective crisis management for the continued success of clients. She has also worked as a journalist with multiple hyperlocal newsrooms and a public information assistant with the United Nations Department of Global Communications. She graduated in 2020 from Georgetown University, where she earned an MPS in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. She also earned a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. In her spare time, Chioma enjoys reading and writing non-fiction. 

“The client diversity and caliber of client teams are truly amazing. Being exposed to individuals, clients, and topics from all walks of life keeps me informed and helps me grow and nurture my skills as a PR professional. Being part of an agency is exciting because it has a semblance of a family, one that looks out for each other, supports each other, and works together for collective success.”

“Balancing work and life can be stressful, but it could also be fun if you’re doing something you love. It’s easy to become overwhelmed, but it’s key to always remember that at every point in your life, you’re the most important person! Take care of yourself.” 

“Delay is not denial. I believe things always work out at the right time.”