Student, Class of 2023
Guinea, West Africa

Extracurricular Activities

Physic tutor, caretaker, Oregon Tech Association of Energy Engineers Members

A Little Bit About Me

I was born and grew up in Guinea. When I was a little kid, we didn’t have electricity. To study after sunset, we’d either go to the local gas station or light up a candle. I’d usually go to the gas station even though it was not safe for a little kid to be late outside unsupervised. The candlelight was terrible. Also, one of my friends died while studying using a candle. He fell asleep while studying. The candle burned his notebook and the entire house. I can't take this out of my memories even though it happened a long time ago. Somehow this still bothers me today. When I came to the United States, I was looking at my calling, and what I could do to fully take advantage of the opportunity I'd been given. I couldn’t skip the fact that this event was always fresh and present in my mind. There was no question that this is what I need to do to be whole and well. To make sure no one lost their lives while building their future.

Why I Chose Oregon Tech and My Major

I chose Oregon Tech for my dreams and passion for a clean and sustainable energy solution, and Oregon Tech was one of the best schools according to my research to get a BS in Renewable Energy.

My Influential Professors

Dr. Salem, Dr. Petrovic, and Dr. Allan Douglass are among the professors who truly influenced me the most so far.

My Greatest Learning Experience At Oregon Tech

Since I started at Oregon Tech, I've learned how to work in a group to develop complex ideas and projects. Things that were extremely daunting for me at first are now normal. For instance, building my own power supply, or a control for a stepper motor. The time spent on building and troubleshooting is really my greatest learning experience at Oregon Tech.

My Plans After Graduation

I'm planning to stay and do a master's degree in Energy Storage. My ultimate goal is to create a micro-grid in a remote area in Africa where the energy is generated and stored locally to prevent families in these areas from using generators that are expensive and affect air quality making them sick and polluting.