CLEMENT TOCHUKWU OKOLO

Clement Tochukwu Okolo is a first-generation college student who graduated with a Second Class (Honours) Upper Division in Anatomy from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. He was not the best graduating student neither does he have a research paper to his name at the moment. But when he joined EducationUSA, he received invaluable informational support which was instrumental for his admission into three master's programs in the U.S. In Spring 2021, Clement will be attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he received a fully funded Graduate Assistantship, worth over $35,000 per year, to pursue a Master's degree in Informatics. His transition from Anatomy to Informatics is inspired by his desire to develop a smartphone-based Iron-deficiency anemia counseling application that would deliver life-saving advice and reduce the prevalence of the anemia. Clement is the founder of Healthy Nigeria Initiative (HNI) which is a not-for-profit organization focused on encouraging high school students to stay away from substance abuse. In his words "I hope my story inspires you to relentlessly pursue your dream, even if it's one different from your background. Most will think you're crazy, but in the end, you'll succeed."