Unekwu-Ojo Shaibu is an Associate Product Manager at Schmidt Futures.
Previously, Unekwu interned at Emory University. At Emory, he built a validation pipeline for a personalized genome constructor, which was designed to improve the prospect of personalized diagnosis of diseases for racially underrepresented groups. At his alma mater, Lincoln University, he laid the groundwork for performing data-driven research for understanding and improving the retention rates in STEM programs. He is also a Correlation one Data Science for All (DS4A) fellow. As a DS4A fellow, he worked in a team that used a data-driven approach to investigate how air pollution is influenced by crime and population demography in Los Angeles.
Unekwu served as the Vice President of both the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter and the Computer Science club at his university, where he worked on improving STEM participation by teaching mathematics and computer science courses as well as organizing events for pre-college STEM and technology career exposure.
Unekwu has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.