My name is Alexander Oluyinka. I am a transfer student of Daytona State College. I am continuing my education here at UCF as a junior majoring in Biomedical Sciences. I graduated high school in the year 2020. A year not everyone wants to remember. This is my first year at UCF, however, the classes I have for this semester are great – I find Organic Chemistry and Immunology interesting and complex. So far, I find the professors patient and willing to teach.
I decided that I wanted to be part of the STEM ambassador program because I wanted to be a mentor for the upcoming generation interested in STEM. I from Nigeria where STEM is not a popular program. However, my arrival in the United States has made me understand that STEM is an important part of our community – from our phone to app, cars and so on. I want to help make sure that the upcoming generation does not have to decide at an early age on what subject they are good at because there are lot of years ahead of them to make such decision.
A word of wisdom for the upcoming generation would be “do not let anyone decide or tell you what you are good at.” Also, take every time as an opportunity to connect with people.
Outside of school, I love to play soccer, study, and watch movies. Enjoying life to the fullest.