Ozy Aloziem currently serves as the Community Connection Program Coordinator for Denver Public Library. She is leading the Building A Pipeline of Community Connection, DPL's grant project examining equity in the library workforce funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. In addition to her role at DPL, Ozy has served as the Program Manager for Black Women-LEAD, a program aimed at providing high school Black women students with an opportunity to participate in a program that promotes leadership, academic achievement and community involvement while developing their Black woman identity, for the last 3 years. Ozy also serves as a consultant for the University of Colorado’s Center for Public Health Practice where she is conducting research on racial equity-based approaches to workforce development & training program.
Ozy received her MSW from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work in 2019, where she was awarded the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work Edith M. Davis award for her research and advocacy around Black women’s health and wellbeing. She was awarded the University of Denver 2018-2019 Graduate Public Good Student of the Year award for demonstrating outstanding commitment to the public good by applying her knowledge and intellectual resources to enhance social capital and community development. Ozy was also awarded the Graduate School of Social Work’s Jean Peart Sinnock award in 2019, the highest honor given to a graduating social work student because her research on racial equity within social work education. Ozy is a social work scholar that is deeply committed to research, social justice and advocacy. She has been the lead researcher for several projects in over 4 countries, has presented at countless research conferences in various disciplines and has served as a UN Practicum Delegate for the United Nation’s Annual Commission on the Status of Women.