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Fadekemi Janet Osaye


Class of 2013

Fadekemi is an AIMS alumna who is currently a non-tenured Assistant Professor at Auburn University, USA. Born in Lagos Nigeria, her passion for problem solving and critical thinking made her enroll for an undergraduate degree in Industrial Mathematics at the Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria, and later on as one of the first cohorts at the AIMS Ghana in 2012. She is particularly indebted to the lecturers and tutors at AIMS who contributed immensely to her studies. In 2015, she obtained a research master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, specializing in Graph Theory and Discrete Mathematics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where she also received the S2A3 Bronze Medal for best master’s dissertation in a scientific domain. She further went on to become the first black female to obtain a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Johannesburg in 2019. At Auburn University where she works she carries out instruction, research, community projects and mentorship.

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