Ms. Elishama Yomi-Agbajor

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Ms. Elishama Yomi-Agbajor

Nigeria

Elishama Yomi-Agbajor is an environmental scientist with professional experience that cuts across academic research and the environmental services industry. She has been engaged in conservation, environmental monitoring, pollution control and environmental impact assessment projects and holds certifications in Project Management and Health, Safety and Environment. Elishama has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Environmental Biology from the University of Benin and a Masters degree in Environmental Management and Protection from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta. 

Elishama’s research addresses environmental health risks as she has successfully carried out research projects investigating toxicological impacts of refinery effluent on wistar rats; chemical and microbial contamination of soils and dusts of Warri Metropolis; and groundwater pollution in peri-urban and rural communities. These studies have revealed significant public health findings and have been communicated in scientific forums. Elishama was a participant in the 2021 Nigeria Environmental Epidemiology Accelerated Program and is a member of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the International Medical Geologists Association – Nigeria and the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD).   

Elishama is currently a Data Science Intern at Hamoye, where she specializes in drawing reliable insights from research data. She efficiently performs tasks in data wrangling, visualization and computational analysis, and utilizes machine learning tools for developing predictive regression and classification models. Elishama is an alumna of the Aspilos Foundation’s AboCoders Data Science Course and belongs to the She Code Africa and Data Science Nigeria communities.

Elishama is an avid lover of nature and is passionate about taking action to advance environmental sustainability. To this end, she volunteers with African Clean-Up Initiative, a sustainability focused NGO where she participates in clean-ups and environmental sensitization programs. She also volunteers as a researcher at Water Air Food Awards (WAFA), which is a non-profit that serves to bring innovative sustainability solutions to limelight. As a proponent of equitable access to education for children and youths, Elishama pays it forward by sharing her knowledge and experiences within her sphere of influence.

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