What first got you interested in your field of choice?
My story is unique, transitioning from physical science, banking industry, and applied life science. Still, one thing has remained common to all my pursuits: my desire to inform business decisions with results from my scientific findings, especially in fast-growing areas, help solve existing problems and quest to learn more. Before leaving the banking industry for my graduate studies in applied life science, one of the significant issues faced in my country, Nigeria, was the poor healthcare system. I longed to impact that field. This passion drove my interest in enrolling at Keck Graduate Institute for my Masters of Business and Science program to gain hands-on experience working with professionals in the healthcare and biotech industries.
After completing my MBS program, my quest to continue learning and development made me enroll in the Ph.D. program to be an independent researcher while comfortably working with any team.
What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?
The challenges I faced were financial funding, cultural differences, and language barrier. But KGI provides international Student loans and scholarship fundings that take away that burden. KGI is also a welcoming environment that allows international students to thrive and excel beyond cultural differences and language barriers.
How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?
While working in the banking industry, I gained many business experiences. I wanted a school where I could use my business skills as a foundation for the new knowledge and skills I anticipate gaining. I was introduced to KGI because they combine business and science, unlike other schools. KGI also has so many exciting and well sort-after features: like having the best hands-on coaching and mentorship, industry-focused, professional development, interactive classes, teamwork culture, and where I can be able to harness my business experience and gather more applied life science knowledge.
Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?
I told many of my friends back in my country about KGI, and almost all of them got admission, although some had challenges with their visas. But while mentoring them during the admission application and visa interview phases, I learned a lot that I would love to share. So, this time around, I want to make it official and join the ambassador program to help guide prospective international students and give them insights on how to successfully attend their visa interviews and arrive in the US for their studies. I have also learned so much during my MBS program. I would love to pass this knowledge on managing one’s time effectively, overcoming the culture shock, and excelling greatly in this academic pursuit.
What is one fun and interesting fact about you?
I love keeping memories of beautiful places I have been to and the unique Nigerian dishes I prepare, so I do that by taking many pictures.