The Power of Involvement
October 12, 2023
Abayomi (Yomi) Olufowoshe has always been a leader and a firm believer in giving back. Olufowoshe earned his bachelor’s degree from the Jackson School in 2012 and has been serving the school in a variety of ways since. He learned about GeoFORCE while studying at the Jackson School. After graduation, he served as a mentor for GeoFORCE and participated in multiple GeoFORCE academies.
“I’ve always been inspired by the curiosity of the GeoFORCE students and their willingness to seek out advice from mentors who have been in their shoes,” he said.
Olufowoshe’s career started at Halliburton working with their geoscience team in roles ranging from product development, to international consulting and in his last role, he served as a strategic account manager. In his time at Halliburton, he helped secure Landmark Software licenses for the Jackson School. This provides students and researchers access to cutting edge technology that can help with course work and research. Now, he is working for Google, a career move that shows the broad applications of a geosciences degree.
Olufowoshe’s connections and service to the Jackson School run deep. He has served on the Friends and Alumni Network Board, the GeoFORCE Advisory Council and is currently serving on the Geology
Foundation Advisory Council. He and his wife Natalie are also co-chairs on the What Starts Here Capital Campaign Committee. The couple have a strong passion for education and show that through mentoring students. They recently established an endowment to provide operational and programmatic support for GeoFORCE.
This young couple is a wonderful example of strong connections and generous support – they are helping us ensure that the future of the Jackson School remains bright!