Oluwakemi Olurotimi. It literally translates to mean, “God takes care of me and God is with me”. Honestly, I can say that I am a product of God’s grace. I am 23 years old. I was born and raised in Lagos Nigeria. I graduated with my masters in Experimental Psychology at the University of Central
What are your aspirations?
I aspire to be a college professor someday. Soon I will be pursuing my PhD in psychology.
Any interesting facts?
I am the first of three children and only girl. I do not have a favorite color; it is so hard to choose. I also love anime , Disney and dark chocolate
Your passion and platform?
I am an open advocate of education for the girl child especially in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and Mathematics) fields. My platform is called STEM GEMS- inspiring a love for STEM in
young women of color. There is a misrepresentation of women in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics in general. Unfortunately, fewer women of color pursue or aspire to pursue STEM degrees. I have conducted several conferences and partnered up with companies like AT&T in Oklahoma to bring awareness to the need for girls- especially girls of color- to be interested in STEM
fields. As a researcher, I believe STEM is the future and that future is female.
Brooklynn wants to live in a world where happiness overcomes hatred and faith stamps
out fear on every level.She realized we don’t live in a perfect world but she also know that happiness is an inside job so she chooses happy.
The three things that are most important to me:
my faith, my family and my core belief system which shapes my morals and values in life. My faith serves as a constant reminder that even on my darkest days it’s so necessary to keep it pushing until I can make my way back to some form of lightness. The goals I’ve set for myself
won’t always come easy and I’m prepared for a stumble here and there but I value the time,
effort and energy I put into reaching my goals so I won’t stop. I may have to reroute but I won’t
stop. My passion in life is accomplishing whatever it is I’ve set out to do and I know I can make that happen with my faith, my family and my positive belief system to guide me.
As a senior what have you learned and whats next?
As I prepare to end my high school years I can honestly say that I’ve learned so much about why
it’s important to nurture my personal growth and to recognize when it’s time to slow things
down so I can get recharged. I still have so much to do! Just another reason why I surround
myself with positive people who exude positive energy! So much so that even when the negative
vibes try to slither in they eventually get stopped in their tracks by someone who smiles at me
and holds a door open or when the car in front of me at the drive-thru pays for my meal just
because. The little things mean so much!
I am an active member of Women Empowered, African American Society, Fellowship of
Christian Athletes, Select Choir, Football Trainer and Senior Class Student Board
Parliamentarian. I also enjoy volunteering in my community with the Twenty Gents of Tulsa,
Inc. during their holiday basket giveaways and with Domestic Violence Intervention Services as
I speak to different teen groups about the warning signs of Teen Sex Trafficking. I stay busy
with my church as a member of the Voices Of A New Day and as a Leader in the Youth dept.
When I’m not busy with school activities or volunteering outside of school. I plan to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall.
What are your hobbies?
I love to sing and
create on my acoustic guitar. My dad calls me “an old soul” because I love soft music with deep
meaning. I love spending time with my puppy, Kirby, who gets a lot of my time and attention, too. Actually, he demands it!