Dr. Ekejiuba is a Clinical Trials Regulatory Specialist, Veterinarian, Public Health Pharmacologist, and a community woman leader with over 10 years of experience of entrepreneurship, financial services management, and managing programs in private sector and the community. Prior to immigrating to the US, she set up her first veterinary practice as well as motivated her colleagues to set up independent practices that are thriving this day. She takes a lot of pleasure in motivating young men and women to aim for the highest levels in their callings, a passion that is widely acclaimed by her colleagues. Before becoming a Veterinarian, she was, for two years, an Electrical Engineering student, but had to change discipline because the field of Engineering was considered a “male profession.” This experience is behind her resolve to motivate and mentor young girls into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-oriented careers. She is a staunch proponent of STEM among minority youths especially girls both in US and in Africa. She spends several hours mentoring and processing admission applications, reviewing admission essays, and counseling young girls and boys into science majors.

She likes mentoring and motivating young girls and boys to aim for the highest levels in their callings, a passion that has been recognized by her peers and community. Prior to becoming a Veterinarian, she completed 2 years as an Electrical Engineering student, but was advised to switch majors because Engineering was not considered a female profession.

This experience has been the motivation behind her work to get girls into science and technology-oriented careers. Most recently, she has channeled that interest and motivation in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics among minority youths especially girls both in United States and internationally. She spends many hours every week processing admission applications, reviewing admission essays, and counseling young girls and boys into science careers.

Sussan holds a PhD in Pharmacology from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC, USA., and a DVM from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In addition, she has completed numerous courses in health disparities and clinical trials including Bioethics, Research Ethics, Clinical Trials and Health Disparities Fellowship, National Bioethics Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Certificate Course in Clinical Pharmacology, National Institutes of Health. We are grateful to Sussan for her uncompensated volunteer community service on our board.

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