Ayomide O., 19 – FUNDED

Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Ayomide O. attends Mississippi Valley State University where she is double-majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. This New Face of Tech winner wants to be a software engineer and is “excited and motivated to achieve more and continue beating her own expectations.”

What does being the New Face of Tech mean to you?

It means being able to continue pursuing my goals of being a software engineer and being a source of inspiration for young girls who also aspire to follow this path.

Women are underrepresented in STEAM. How can we change this?

With opportunities like what this program provides, there will be fewer reasons for women to not pursue STEM careers.

What are some of the challenges you have faced along the way?

Self-doubt is one challenge I have faced and have been able to overcome through pushing myself constantly to achieve more.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I always remind myself where I have envisioned myself at every stage in my life and I never lose sight of it.

How will funding from the 1,000 Dreams Fund and HARMAN help you reach your goals?

This funding will help relieve me and my family of tuition payment for the spring semester.