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Modupeoluwa Ruth Darabidan
Field of Study: Business
Leadership Institute: University of Notre Dame
Modupeoluwa Ruth (Modupe) Darabidan has ten years of experience in the information technology sector, with five of those years spent in non-profits. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. Her work as a technology program coordinator, and as a program manager in the EDTECH non-profit sector has helped develop her skills as an educational technologist. Modupe is the chief executive officer at iStarter Hub Limited. iStarter Hub is a three-year-old startup that supports non-profit organizations and new businesses, particularly women-led initiatives, with relevant and critical IT skills. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Modupe plans to set up a design business hub for female school leaders in her community to become budding business owners during their gap-year.