Folasade "Sade" Adekolurejo
“I’m pursuing a career in nursing because I’m passionate about helping others, especially as it relates to physical and mental health. I’m also passionate about mentoring because of the impact mentors have had on me. My mentors taught me everything from effective communication and relationship building, to career advice, to teamwork and leadership. Imara Roose will allow me to use my passions to give back in the same way others have done for me.
Folasade “Sade” Adekolurejo is from Prince George's County and of Nigerian descent. She is a dean’s list student pursuing a bachelor’s of science in nursing at Coppin State University. Sade is passionate about improving public health and combating racial disparities in healthcare. Off campus, she utilizes her Nursing Assistant Certification and interning with John Hopkins University. On campus, she works with the School of Nursing and participates in campus community health activities. For her invaluable work, she was an award recipient during the College of Health Profession’s Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium. Sade developed her advocacy and leadership abilities through actively participating in organizations such as Coppin’s Queen and You Mentoring Program. More specifically, she learned to be a more effective communicator and collaborator. She intends to use her passion and skills to serve as a change agent for communities of color, focusing on resources for mental and physical health, reducing disparities. Ultimately, Sade aspires to become a nurse anesthetist.