Program Director, Africa
Tolulope joined WAAW foundation in 2013 and currently serve as the African program director. She is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where she bagged a B.Sc in Microbiology. Prior to joining WAAW Foundation, Tolu worked as a Corporate Communications Officer for Oando Marketing Plc, an oil company based in Nigeria. Tolu has extensive hands on experience in program planning and management, project management, long term strategy planning, marketing and branding, corporate communications, and fund raising. She is directly responsible for overseeing and coordinating all WAAW Foundation day-to-day programs in Africa and leads the WAAW Foundation team to execute its objectives. She also drives the fund raising initiative and represents WAAW with various stake holders. She is a member of the board of directors. Tolu is married and enjoys spending time with her young son. She is also an avid fashion designer and enjoys jewelry and bead making.
Business Development Manager
Loveth joined WAAW Foundation in 2012 and has served as a volunteer, counselor and recently as STEM camp director. She has lead the planning and organization of several WAAW programs including residential camps, teacher training, after school programs and national STEM competitions for secondary girls. Loveth led the marketing efforts at WAAW foundation until 2016 when she took over as the Business Development Manager. She excels in program development, organisational and strategy planning, partnership building and fund raising. She manages the WAAW Foundation office in Abuja, Nigeria. Loveth graduated with honors in Geology and Mining (Bsc) from The Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria. She is an avid reader and enjoys networking and gardening.
STEM Operations Manager
Christiana joined the staff of WAAW Foundation in August 2016 and serves as the STEM trainer and associate operations manager. She graduated with First Class Honors in Chemical Engineering (B.Eng) from The Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State Nigeria. She was a 2014 recipient of the WAAW foundation scholarship and soon after participated in the WAAW West Africa Fellows training in Ghana, before becoming a WAAW Chapter leader, responsible for initiating and leading the College-to-Secondary Outreach Program at her University. Christy successfully led her Chapter for 2 years, (with over 10 members) – in bi-month STEM outreaches aimed at tutoring and mentoring young girls at 5 public secondary schools within her community; impacting several hundred girls over this period. Christy is an exceptional STEM trainer and facilitator with a firm understanding of the technical curriculum and amazing pedagogy skills. She enjoys mentoring young girls and volunteering at her Church.
Marsha Luce has been the Executive Assistant since 2013. She obtained her BS degree in Mathematics from the State University of New York, New Paltz, NY, and an M.S. in Management from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY. Marsha has over forty years’ experience providing leadership, supervising staff and volunteers, planning and implementing projects in professional and volunteer positions. She has worked as a system analyst on IBM mainframe computers at IBM and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, for the Executive Office of the President in Washington, DC and for Verizon in Silver Spring, MD. Marsha is a life-long volunteer and has had leadership roles, including President and Board Chair, for many non-profit organizations. She has implemented programs, led a long range planning process, and conducted conflict management sessions. Marsha has been retired since 2009 and currently volunteers for WAAW, and community organizations in Montgomery County, MD. With Marsha’s career in a STEM field and her continuing interest in the advancement of women, WAAW is a perfect fit for her volunteer work. Marsha has a grandson in MD and travels frequently to CO to visit her 3 granddaughters.
Barrister Nnanna Obasi Oru
Barrister Nnanna Obasi is the legal consultant to WAAW Foundation and has served as legal counsel to several non profit organizations in Africa including the Kenneth Kauda Children of Africa organization. He studied Law at the University of Calabar, Nigeria and has previously worked as a Math and Science teacher before returning to practice law full time. To contact our legal department, please call +234 803 724 0641 or visit our office at #2 Zambezi Crescent, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Program Support Associate
Sefunmi Obayan is a writer with keen interest in community development and advocacy. She has served as a researcher at the Center for Agro-ecology Water and Resilience (CAWR), United Kingdom. She is passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. Sefunmi obtained an undergraduate degree from Joseph Ayo Babalola University in Nigeria, proceeded to earn a Master’s degree from Coventry University, west midlands, United Kingdom and a NEBOSH International General Certificate in occupational health and safety from the same University. She is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. She has also served as a writer, speaker and fund raiser for Jonh Bosco Institute of Technology, LXG extraordinary gentlemen awards, Heartz Connect Foundation outreach and LIN global events.
Lucy joined WAAW foundation in 2014 as a fellow at Delta State University chapter. As a fellow and trainer, she was involved in several school outreach program where girls were tutored and mentored in STEM field. She also participated at the She Hacks Africa 3 weeks bootcamp at Abuja, Nigeria in January 2017 where she learnt about Web Development. She graduated from Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria with a second class upper honor in Chemical Engineering. Lucy love to be inspired and strives for excellence and precision at all time in any position and circumstances. She is also involved in inspiring and motivating youth in her church especially the young Adolescent girls.
Operations Associate and STEM Trainer
Susan is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of Benin. Her passion for Tech and women-development led her to volunteer with WAAW Foundation since 2014, responsible for establishing the College-to-Secondary school Outreach in her University and impacting over 400 girls. She also facilitated other WAAW STEM Camps and Coding workshops. Consequently, Susan was appointed as the women-leader of the Youth Economic Strategy (YES). She was also featured as the “Strong Enough Girl” of the week by SEGEI and was the first runner-up delegate to represent the African Union at 2016 G(irls)20 Summit. During her National Youth Service, Susan led The Advocates for Girls (TAG) group and was awarded the YALI “AFRICA4HER” certificate. She was also the programme director for “Establishing Women Entrepreneurs” workshop in that community. Susan is an advocate for STEM education, entrepreneurship and sustainable development. She enjoys teaching, making beads and traveling.
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