Khadijah Suleiman Ibrahim

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Nile University of Nigeria


STEM is for every child regardless of the gender.

What do you do?

I work with senior staff in delivering lectures to students in Petroleum Production Engineering and Drilling methods.

Why did you choose this field?

Being a female in a predominantly large family, I was challenged to own up to the goals I set for myself. During my undergraduate degree, I came across my mentors who paved the way for me. Choosing this field is a dream come true for me and I look forward to more opportunities that lies ahead

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I always dreamt have going through school without paying and easing the responsibility of my parents, I started to think of the possibility of getting scholarships all through to my Masters degree. I wish the younger me would have known that this is possible with hardwork, consistency and grace of God

Why do you love working in STEM?

Working in STEM has helped me develop my interpersonal relationships and networking as a great opportunity to progress in my career.
I look forward to going into the industry to broaden my skills and expertise

Best advice for next generation?

STEM is for every child regardless of the gender. If you put your mind into it, you will definitely achieve your dream

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“You can only be You”

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