What first got you interested in your field of choice?
Growing up I wanted to be a doctor because as a child I felt it was the only way I could help people suffering from different ailments and diseases in my Society. As I grew older, I started to realize that there are several ways to make an impact in the health sector. As I started exploring ways to help fight the rising cases of diseases such as cancer and other comorbidities, I discovered that the beginning and solution to every medical problem starts with the structural, functional, and biological unit of human life (cell). I decided that I wanted to study more about the human cell and various ways we can provide solutions to these diseases by understanding the cell; its mutation and genetics. With this understanding in hand, we can research different therapeutics that would proffer solutions to these ailments and diseases. I followed my dream and passion which is to help understand and provide solutions to these diseases as a researcher. As an applied life scientist, and I am happy that in my chosen field, I get to do what I am passionate about and give back to my Society.
What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?
One obstacle that has made my educational journey a bit difficult was leaving my family, my friends, my home, and my country in the pursuit of a better education. Additionally, the financial burden has been one that I have had to struggle with throughout my stay in the US. It has really been hard but the KGI family has made it easier, they made KGI a home away from home for me and the KGI international student loans and scholarship funding helped relieve me of so much financial burden. I sometimes doubt myself and my capabilities but with the support and encouragement of my family, I have been able to achieve all I aimed for and I would keep achieving more.
How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?
While searching for postgraduate schools, I was looking for a school to help me achieve my goal. A school with the same vision as me–one is very passionate about researching alternate solutions to diseases and challenges facing humans. KGI is known for its focus on pharmaceutical and drug discovery research tailored to the business aspect of science. When I read about KGI, their research, and affiliations, I knew I wanted to come here to learn more and improve myself as a researcher. KGI has given me just that in addition to a friendly and loving school environment that has turned into a family for me.
Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?
When I got into KGI, I was wowed at the hospitality and the welcome I received from the student body and Faculty. I have also received great partnership and guidance from the faculty members; all these have played a significant role in making my stay here at KGI memorable and enjoyable. I want to let prospective students, especially international students, know how warm and welcoming the KGI family is and what great opportunities they stand to gain in such a conducive learning environment.
What is one fun and interesting fact about you?
I love to travel and explore new places, their culture, and food. I also love taking pictures, collecting postcards and souvenirs from sites I visit.