I was born May 1994 in Lagos, Nigeria and moved to the United States at the year of 2004. I’ve spent most of my life working in very diverse environments. I’ve worked for Behr Climate Controls a German company in Troy, MI. Over my work terms I’ve had multiple opportunities to work with International interns, I took this opportunity as a way to observe and learn how things we’re done in different countries. I enjoyed working with the international interns so much that I decided to live with them this term to learn in a non-professional environment. I believe I have the prerequisite skills and understanding of different cultures to be able to represent our diverse school as a whole.
1. What activities are/were you involved in at Kettering and in high school? (List academic year, as well as any positions you may have held in any organization)
Here at the school I am involved with Green Engineering Organization (GEO) which I hold a Secretary and Treasurer Position (2012-Present), Institute of Electric and Electrical Engineer (IEEE) Chair of Nominating Committee (2012-Present), Outdoors Club (2012)
2. What is the one trait you want people to know you for?
I want people to know me for my personality.
3. What is your favorite quote/saying(s)?
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life”
4. What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?
I think Kettering needs to improve on timely advertisement, planning and getting students to participate in KSG events. Many reasons student don’t participate in many events is because we usually aren’t aware of the event ahead of time and are invited last minute.
5. What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?
My biggest success was coming to this school and getting my co-op at Nissan working with the electric car department. I learned everything is possible you just have to give it a try and see what happens. My biggest failure was my grades last term. I learned I have to put school ahead of everything for now and invest in my GPA because it will affect my future in educational and the automotive industry.
6. What is your motivation for wanting to represent the student body via Student Senate?
I want to be able to support the university’s diverse community and help the school in a major way. I saw flaws in the way KSG ran it’s event and instead of complaining about it, I decided to run as a representative to help KSG and actually try to take part of the change I want to see.