Dr. Eugenia Duodu is a scientist, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) advocate, speaker and community builder.
She attended the University of Toronto where she earned an HBSc in Chemistry and Biology (2010) and a PhD in Chemistry (2015). Her research focused on the development of molecular detection tools for such diseases as cancer and Alzheimer’s. During her studies, Dr. Duodu obtained a number of awards including the prestigious Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award and the Harry Jerome Award for Academics.
Dr. Duodu is a long-standing community advocate. She has developed and led numerous children and youth initiatives in more than 40 low-income communities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Today, she is the CEO of Visions of Science Network for Learning (www.vosnl.org), a charitable organization that empowers youth from low-income communities through meaningful engagement in STEM. Visions of Science annually engages more than 700 youth in 24 communities in the GTA.
Dr. Duodu is a regular speaker at STEM education and community development events. She is a TEDx speaker, and has been featured in numerous publications–including the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and CBC. Her goal is to help make a long-lasting positive impact in communities through STEM engagement and, in turn, enable youth to reach their potential.