On September 5th, 2017, Ololade (Lola) Akingbade, Scholar of ROUTES’ second cohort, spoke at the President’s Convocation which was held at Matthew’s Arena in Boston, MA. She spoke with classmate Pablo Hernandez Basulto, another high-achieving Northeastern student from the class of 2018. In her speech, Akingbade shared details of her path thus far at Northeastern University, working to inspire the incoming class of freshman by highlighting her extensive list of accomplishments.
During her time as a ROUTES Scholar, Akingbade performed research under the mentorship of Dr. Helen Suh on a project titled “Logan Airport Impacts” in which she worked to understand the potential link between adverse health effects in communities surrounding Boston Logan International Airport and the noise pollution occurring as a result of the near constant air traffic in these areas. Her project especially highlighted the ways in which noise pollution primarily impacts low-income, minority communities in the vicinity of the airport. As a part of this project, Akingbade created this website detailing her findings.
Congrats, Lola! The leaders of the ROUTES Scholars Program are incredibly proud of you for your achievements.