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Faith Akinbo ’13



faith akinbo300Faith Akinbo
Davies Career Tech High School ’13
University of Rhode Island 
Computer Engineering

“Ever since I was a child I would take apart my toys to figure out how they worked. This interest turned into passion when I began fixing everything in the house, including phones, laptops, and TVs. I knew how to fix them but I still didn’t know how they worked, so I enrolled in the Computer Engineering program at the University of Rhode Island. I’ve learned so much and have never regretted that decision. Follow your dreams. You’ll be surprised where they take you!”

Graduated from: William M. Davies Career Tech High School. Campus Involvement: “I am part of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).” Best college experience so far:  Going to a NSBE convention where Fortune Top 100 companies come and meet and greet for potential opportunities for employment and internships. Recent accomplishment you are proud of: “Being an instructor for Ways to A’s. I had a great experience with the kids and felt like I made a positive impact in their lives.” Recent challenge you are facing: Working on an emoji app with engineering colleges (still a work in progress). How did the Crusade help you to succeed in college? “If it wasn’t for my Crusade Advisor Tempestt, I would not be where I am today. She helped me make all my transitions to URI and college successful.” As a college student what resources do you seek for support and encouragement when you need it? “I go to my Talent Development advisor, who is like my Crusade Advisor and is a great support to me.” Advice for Crusaders just starting college: “Stay focused and make use of all the resources on campus that apply to you.” Dream job: Working for Apple and being a software engineer. Travel story: “I went to my home country of Nigeria. It was my first time going back since I was 5 so I found it scary at first, especially going through the police checkpoints. Overall it was a nice, convenient trip which made me appreciate everything I have.”

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