Rukayat Akinola

University of Rocherster, C'21, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Borough of Manhattan Community College, C'18, Mathematics  


Big Dream: Born and raised in Nigeria, Rukayat Akinola immigrated to the United States in 2015. She is currently a mathematics major at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). From a young age Rukayat has been passionate about creating things and currently serves as the secretary for BMCC’s robotics team. Her ultimate goal is to earn a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. To Rukayat, engineering is a gateway to shape the future, by creating technologies to positively impact the lives of those in need.

Leadership Activities:

  • Member, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, BMCC 
  • SI Leader (Biology), Accelerated Study In Associate Programs (ASAP), BMCC
  • Secretary, Robotics Team, BMCC
  • Student Researcher, Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), BMCC
  • Student Researcher, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), BMCC
  • Volunteer Tutor, Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF)