Women in STEM: Remilekun Eunice

Remilekun Eunice

My 28th guest is Remilekun Eunice, an environmentalist scientist from Nigeria.

Hi @Remilekuneunic! First of all would you like to tell us something about you?

I am Remilekun Eunice Atobatele by name, hails from the southwestern part of Nigeria (Osun State to be precise) and I am currently in my M.Sc finals at the Pan African University, Institute of Life and Health Science.

When did you start your Twitter account? How did you get the idea?

March, 2020

Can you tell us something about how you balance work and private life? 

I have always learnt to prioritize my time and play according to my strength as well as set and stick to work hours.

During your academic studies how many women were in course? Why in your opinion?

Two in a class of Seven. However, this is because the scholarship program operate on a platform of at least 75:25 percentage ratio of male to female in order to encourage and maintain female education in Africa

Have you ever felt harassed or being kept apart as a scholar/artist because you are a woman?

None but several before this time.

How did you become passionate about science? 

I am actually an Environmental Scientist. The various Environmental challenges sweeping away huge loads of lives and properties during my childhood days till present birthed to my keen interest in Environmaental studies.

A selfie of Remilekun Eunice

Would you like to talk briefly about your job?

Environmental Study generally is broad, but it’s an essential to humanity. It allows human-nature interrelationships to be understudied. And in this present period, there is greater need for in-depth investigation in order to conserve and protect human-nature cycle. Conclusively, what we give to the Earth, we receive from Mother Earth the Geometric proportion, hence Environmental studies give room for sustainable development while protecting, preventing and conserving our Planet.

Thank you so much for your time. Lastly, can you give any advice to girls interested in STEM?

Stay determined and focused! Do not allow your gender undermine your dream.

Published by Martina Bodner

Biotechnologist, PhD Candidate in Food Chemistry, Science Teacher, STEM and autism advocate, mother.

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