Kemi Aofolaju

Kemi Aofolaju

Communications and Events Officer, Department of Bioengineering

Who inspires you?

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – an incredible writer whose stories are captivating, thought-provoking, and most importantly, stories that a black woman like me can see herself being a part of. She is also a strong feminist whose incredible essay 'We Should All Be Feminists' has almost become a watchword for how I live my life.

What led you to working at Imperial?

Initially I was driven by career development, but after my interview I realised just how much I would love the team and department I would be working with!

What quote inspires you?

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?

One day you will realise that your worth is measured by how much of a difference you've made in other people's lives. Stop worrying about what others think about how you look and live your life in a way that brings joy and pride to you and others around you. You are, you always have been, and always will be enough.