Jemima Odetokun

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Jemima Odetokun is from Atlanta, GA and has a particular interest in biomedical engineering. Her interest in the field grew during the Biomedical Engineering Applications class that she took during the fall semester of her junior year. Throughout the course she was exposed to expert guest speakers in the fields of nanomedicine, injury biomechanics, bioinformatics, and more. Jemima’s project for the course focused on finding alternative methods of administering epinephrine that worked as efficiently as an EpiPen, without the high cost to consumers. She researched a variety of drug delivery methods such as needle-free injection, nasal spray, and Epi-pill and evaluated their viability as a replacement. Through her work, she gained a deeper appreciation for the areas of drug delivery and medical device design.

Jemima has worked as a Digital Engagement in STEM Education Intern at the Boys and Girls Clubs where she developed digital STEM activities for the Boys & Girls Club youth to engage with on the MyFuture platform. She also had the opportunity to represent Wake Forest during the College & Career Expo at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) National Keystone Conference in Florida. Outside of engineering, Jemima actively participates in various extracurricular activities. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Black Student Alliance (BSA), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated (AKA), and is a Resident Adviser. She also serves as a Kids’ Cooking Coalition Student Leader, Kids’ Cooking Coalition (KCC) is a community based initiative that equips children in elementary and early middle school with the knowledge necessary to take control of their food future. Jemima will be attending graduate school at Duke University to obtain a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering.

AUTHOR: ADELA MORALES-SANTANA