Chinonso is a Nigerian-American who moved from her native home in Nigeria to the US at the age of 13. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Management and went on to obtain her MBA in General Business Management. While Chinonso has built a successful career in the financial industry, she has always had an affinity for authentic, exotic teas coupled with a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of African tea farmers, many of whom are women with limited opportunities for attaining financial stability.
In 2018, Chinonso embarked on a trip to Kenya, one of the top tea-producing countries. The experience and relationships she built with Kenyan tea farmers opened the gateway to launch Chixotic with a mission to provide premium authentic and exotic teas while supporting and empowering African farmers.