Ikponwosa, also known as I.K has served diligently as the first United Nations Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of Human Rights by Persons with Albinism (2015 – 2021). Through her training as lawyer, she has a decade of experience in the research, policy, and practice of international human rights. Growing up with albinism in Nigeria gave I.K. a passion for the fight for human rights of people with albinism. This passion has led her to work and advise multiple organizations and governments around the world. She has served as the principal architect of several international initiatives on persons with albinism including the African Union Plan of Action on Albinism in Africa (2021-2031). Beyond work, I.K. enjoys socializing with friends and landscape photography.