Ms. Ral Obioha was born in Washington, D.C. to Nigerian parents; an Engineer father and a Lawyer mother. She spent her formative years in Nigeria where she spent time learning about her roots, the rich culture and the Igbo language. She excelled tremendously in high school, holding several leadership positions and graduating with the highest score on the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) for her school, a University Entrance examination similar to the SATs.
She returned to the United States after high school and thereafter obtained a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in History and Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she earned a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law and a Masters of Law Summa Cum Laude in International Law from American University Washington College of Law, both in Washington, D.C.