Ayo Dada, from Lagos, Nigeria, is pursuing a PhD in psychology at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. At the University of Lagos, he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, graduating as valedictorian and breaking a 54 year old academic record at the institution. Ayo aspires to find solutions to the problems of ethnic and gender prejudice and academic underachievement that are plaguing his homeland of Nigeria. He interned in security services at the Central Bank of Nigeria, and in business operations at Procter and Gamble. He was named one of Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Nigeria, and received special recognition for academic achievement by the National Assembly of Nigeria.