Ohemaa Adjei Andoh: Young Lady Engineer Graduates As The Best Female Student In Geological Engineering And Now Educates Girls In Science, Tech, Engineering & Math

Ohemaa Adjei Andoh
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Unlike most people, Ohemaa loves math. According to her, she prefers it to reading subjects because it is full of formulars.

As to how Ohemaa remembers these numerous formulas is a mystery.

She has always been the youngest student in her class but it seems her brain is fully matured. She is an excellent student from her days in Achimota School to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where she graduated as the best female student in Bsc Geological Engineering. She served as the Women in Engineering President in the College of Engineering in the year 2012/2013 academic year.

She is currently studying MSc in STEM Education (STEM means Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Here is her journey as shared in an interview with Edward Asare

Edward: What’s your name, educational, and career background?

Ohemaa: My name is Mrs. Ohemaa Adjei Andoh, I am a mother of 2. I got my degree in Geological Engineering from KNUST. I have worked in the Oil and Gas Service industry for close to 6 years as a trained Cementing and Stimulations Engineer. I am currently branching into STEM Education, I am studying MSc. STEM Education at Walden University.

Edward: What or who is the inspiration behind what you are doing?

Ohemaa: My inspiration has always been to bring the best out of people even before I started this journey. Then I had my kids and realized I also aspire to leave the world in a better form than I met it, hence empowering our younger generation.

Edward: What is peculiar about what you do and how do you stand out from others?

Ohemaa: Girls in Science and Technology (GIST) does not consider just Engineering or just Technology, we have brought all the STEM fields under one umbrella. We are more of an advocacy group that introduces young females to the endless opportunities out there when it comes to STEM. We believe strongly in “what’s you see, you can become”

Edward: What can people expect from you this year and what tips or advice do you give to people that want to do what you’re doing?

Ohemaa: What is next for me is exploring STEM Education, so there will be more projects on that. My advice for young ones trying to go into STEM or those already in it is “believe in your self, take the step, invest in yourself, master your trade, work smart and make sure you are seen”

Edward: Who are some of the people you have worked with or would love to work with and why them?

Ohemaa: I have had the opportunity of working with Dr. Elsie Kaufmann, Mrs. Lucy Quist, Mrs. Georgette Barnes, Dr. Danielle Twum, Lois Damptey, Dr. Vanessa Mensah- Kanu amongst others. I am really looking forward to meeting Joyce Aryee. (So anyone reading this who can make that happen, please do)

Edward: What was the hardest moment for you on your journey that almost made you give up and why did you keep going on. It doesn’t have to be connected to your present status?

Ohemaa: Nothing comes to mind.Giving up, no. I know the road to the top is not an easy one to travel. I have faced challenges but they didn’t make me want to give up, just move up.

Ohemaa is married with two children. She acknowledges that her mum and husband have been supportive in pursuing her dreams.

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You can also find Ohemaa on LinkedIn

Here are her Instagram handles

Ohemaa and her beautiful family

Ohemaa in a group photo with some young ladies of her Girls in Science and Tech group (GIST-Ghana)

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