Adamaka Ajaelo is an Oakland native and the Founder & Executive Director of Self-eSTEM nonprofit. Founded in 2014, Self-eSTEM promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for young girls (age 7-17) and women (age 18-25) in the Bay Area through interactive, project-based and linked-learning activities. The organization made history in 2017 by becoming the first all-girls team of underrepresented minorities to compete in a NorCal First Lego League (FLL) Robotics competition and won the Judges Award. One of Self eSTEM’s signature programs is their free summer STEM Exploration Camp that has 75-100 attendees annually (with a return rate of 35%). Adamaka continues to advocate for social-economic independence through STEM literacy while she works as a Manager of Insights & Operations in Recruiting at Facebook. Adamaka has worked in various analytics roles at Kaiser Permanente, Cisco Systems, Visa, and Workday building forecast models. She is a recipient of the 2018 Walmart Community Playmaker Award, 2017 Take Wings Foundation Community Service Award, and Self-eSTEM was honored at the the Inaugural Tech Gala CODE Black for 2018 Impact Nonprofits. Adamaka has her Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Occidental College and her MBA in Finance & Management from Holy Names University.
Manager of Insights & Operations