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Fadekemi Janet Osaye


Class of 2013

Fadekemi is an AIMS alumna who is currently an Assistant Professor at Alabama State University, USA. Born in Lagos Nigeria, her passion for problem-solving and critical thinking made her enrol 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. Prior to joining Alabama University, Fadekemi was with Auburn University where she worked and carried out instruction, research, community projects and mentorship.

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