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Toyin Ogunleye

Toyin Ogunleye


As Manager of External Affairs, Toyin works to foster engagement and connectivity between Beyond100K’s mission and work and our external stakeholders and audience, including our Strategic Advisory Group.

Prior to joining the Beyond100K team, Toyin worked on UCLA’s External Affairs team as an Event Manager where she helped build and maintain cooperative, effective relationships with staff, stakeholders, and external constituencies. Toyin holds a BS in Physiology from UCLA and is excited to be involved in the world of STEM in this way!

Why does belonging in STEM matter to you?

I grew up loving all things science, and have maintained my interest and affinity for STEM over the years. As a black woman who eventually pursued a STEM degree in college, I can personally attest to how belonging impacted my STEM journey and identity. It’s an indescribable feeling to learn and engage with a topic you love and feel that this is where you are meant to be. STEM is a beautiful thing to experience and impacts us all, and as such should be a place where everyone feels they belong, even if it doesn’t turn into a career or extended passion.