Executive Board

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Tolulope Owajoba-Adeyemo

Acting Executive Director

Tolulope joined WAAW foundation in 2013 and currently serves as the African program director and Acting Executive director. She is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where she bagged a B.Sc in Microbiology. Before joining WAAW Foundation, Tolu worked as a Corporate Communications Officer for Oando Marketing Plc, an oil company based in Nigeria. She is also a graduate of INSEAD social entrepreneurship programme. Tolu has extensive hands-on experience in program planning and management, project management, long term strategy planning, marketing and branding, corporate communications, and fundraising. 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 fundraising initiative and represents WAAW with various stakeholders. 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.


Loveth Ubi

Chief Operating Officer

Loveth joined WAAW Foundation in 2012 and has served as a volunteer, counselor and recently as STEM camp director. She leads 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, organizational and strategic planning, partnership building and fundraising. In June 2018, she was promoted to the position of Chief Operating officer having significantly increased the organization’s database, Designing and implementing business operations and Overseeing operations of the company and the work of executives.  She completed the Mathematics for Sub-saharan African (MS4SSA) Program on teaching with technologies at Worcester Polytechnic Insitute, MA, USA. 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.


Lucy Ikpesu-Ewhubare

Program Manager & STEM Trainer

Lucy holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Delta State University, Nigeria. She joined WAAW foundation in 2014 as a fellow at Delta State University chapter involved in establishing the College-to-Secondary school Outreach in her University where girls were tutored and mentored on STEM Education. She also participated at the She Hacks Africa 3 weeks boot camp at Abuja, Nigeria in January 2017 where she learned was trained on Software Development. Lucy serves in WAAW Foundation as the STEM Trainer were she is responsible for facilitating training courses on STEM, computer programming and web development during training and workshops. She is also responsible for creating and updating curriculum. She re-engineered WAAW wind energy kit. She is a graduate of MASHAV Israel and where she completed an international professional course on STEM. Lucy is an advocate for STEM education and Girl-Child. She is involved in inspiring and motivating youth especially young Adolescent girls.


Faith Maduka

Admin Associate

Faith is a graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics. Faith volunteered with Mercy Corp as a Peer Educator under the Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) Program in Gombe State where she ensured in-school girls successfully transition to the next phase of their education while the out-school girls have the opportunity to build their functional literacy and numeracy skills, amongst others.

She joined WAAW Foundation in 2019 as an Admin Associate, responsible for the smooth running of all operations and programs. She is passionate about using data to solve problems and is also a voracious reader.

 


Etoedia Inyene

Social Media Manager

Etoedia Inyene is a graduate of the University of Lagos where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in urban and regional planning. He worked in the Federal Capital Development Authority as a site coordinator.
He is a product of the WAAW Foundation She Hacks Africa Coding Boot Camp. He is an enthusiast of motion graphics. Inyene joined WAAW Foundation as a Social media Manager for She Hacks Africa. He loves to read play video games and basketball.


Chris Aldo

Program Manager

Chris Aldo currently serves as the Program Manager and Country Manager in Rwanda and he joined WAAW foundation in 2020. He is a Southern New Hampshire University college graduate with Bachelors Degree in Management. Prior to joining WAAW Foundation, Chris worked as a Branding and Communications manager of a multi-media organization based in Rwanda. Chris has extensive hands on experience in program planning and management, project management, long term strategy planning, marketing and branding, public relations and communications, He is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all WAAW Foundation day-to-day programs in Rwanda. Chris is single and enjoys finding out the perks of nature during his free time using his camera.


Susan Odere

Digital Marketer/Graphics Designer

Susan holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. She is a certified Professional Project Manager, a Digital Marketing Strategist, a techovation mentor and is a Graphics Designer par excellence. Susan is an alumnus of She Hacks Africa Coding Bootcamp where she became certified in front-end and back-end programming, she is also an alumnus of Data Science Nigeria. She is passionate about educating and encouraging more females to take on the Tech field.

She is also very passionate about reforming the way STEM related subjects are taught in schools and ensuring more value is placed on the teaching profession in Nigeria.
Susan joined WAAW Foundation as a Digital Marketer/Graphic Designer.
Susan is a Data Science and UI/UX enthusiast. She loves technology, designing, teaching, public speaking, cooking, and reading.

Olufunke Oyedun

Software Developer – Contract Staff

Funke has two years of experience as a web developer, she has earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Application from the University of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in India, and a Master’s degree in Information Science from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. She is a graduate of WAAW Foundation’s She Hacks Africa Boot camp 2017, where she acquired more knowledge in web development. She has mentored over 10 application developers in the Andela Learning Community.  She joined WAAW Foundation in 2018 as a Software Developer and she is responsible for designing and developing software applications, product testing, and maintenance, preparing training manuals and training software developers. She focuses on community development, and education, she loves using technology to solve and improve problems in her society.  


Vanessa Oguamanam

Volunteer

Vanessa holds a Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). Before joining WAAW Foundation, she received her B.S in Computer Science from UMD. She recently interned at Google as a UX Researcher. Additionally, she has also worked as a Software Engineering Intern at Boeing for two summers. She specializes in Programming, Mobile/Web Development, User Experience, UX Research, Design, Crafting, and Maker-spaces. Vanessa is passionate about empowering women and helping to support the advancement of underrepresented minorities in the tech field.


JONAH ONAH

Software Developer – Volunteer

Jonah is a freelance frontend developer and a graduate of B. Agric soil science from the University of Agriculture, Makurdi. He is the founder of Xando Nigeria – a company he started in January 2016 that seeks to improve the business culture and tech adoption in central Nigeria through training and venture buildings. His passion for technology drove him into taking roles in Fintech, Management consulting and research. Jonah has served as a project manager at Simplepay, a payment solutions company with a merchant base of over 6,000 merchants. He had also served as a research assistant and ICT supervisor in Fortis projects and absolute consultancy. He loves learning new technology, singing and traveling.


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