Dr Adeola Olubamiji
Dr Addy had a firsthand experience of what it felt like growing up poor. Growing up, she was a child hawker when she was about ten years old and had parents who had no formal education. Against all odds, Dr. Addy embraced Science and Mathematics at a very early age, and she indeed was able to use education as her compass to navigate the world. In 2017, she became the first black person to obtain a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the 110 years old University of Saskatchewan. Inspired by her upbringing, Dr. Addy founded the STEMHub Foundation, a Canadian Charity Organization. STEMHub foundation provides free hands-on experiments, experiential visits/tours to companies, mentorship, and unique learning programs that engage black youths in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Also, the foundation encourages them to change the black ratio and status-quo in STEM careers. Since registration, STEMHub Foundation has reached over 5000 youths and professionals with their services and grew their social media platforms to over 40,000 followers.