The National Workforce Diversity Pipeline Program student mentors are committed to providing excellent service to all students in the pipeline programs at Howard University and beyond. They are mission driven, action-oriented, and  dedicated to assisting students as they transition into becoming STEM and healthcare professionals. Our student mentors are passionate about the NWDP's vision of building pathways in developing a diverse STEM and healthcare workforce. 

Meet the Student Mentors

Mr. Dilbi Hussein

Mr. Dilbi Hussein is a 4th year pharmacy student from the cold state of Minnesota. As a first-generation college student he is the oldest out of 7 siblings. He enjoys playing basketball, exercising, and watching his favorite shows such as the Game of Thrones and the Good Doctor.... READ MORE

Ms. Alandra Brown-Cox

Ms. Alandra Brown-Cox is a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She currently attends Bowie State University and is expected to graduate in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology. At Bowie State University, she is an Office Assistant in the Department of Natural Sciences. She is also an active member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, The Minority Association of Pre Medical Students (MAPS), and the Student Government Association. Upon graduation she plans to gain admission to the MD/MBA Dual Degree Program at Howard University College of Medicine.


Ms. Kerina Ochieng

Ms. Kerina Ochieng was raised in Silver Spring, MD and attends the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). She is pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics with a concentration in Pre-Medicine, and expects to graduate May 2018. At the UMCP, she is a part of University's Gemstone Honors Program, where they focus on undergraduate interdisciplinary research. She is also a mentor for GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science), an organization which ignites the interest for young girls pursuing a future STEM career.... READ MORE

Mr. Corey Jefferson

Mr. Corey Jefferson is a transfer junior biology/pre-med major from Williamstown, New Jersey currently attending Howard University. Previously he attended Montclair State University where he was an active member of; The Brotherhood—a group focused primarily in the progression and excellence of minority men, as well as, the Chemistry and Biology clubs. At Howard University, he is a member of the Red Cross club, as well as, the New Jersey club.  He plans to obtain a position in student government and logging community service for the underprivileged and misrepresented in the FY 2016-2017.... READ MORE

Brian L. Hurdle

Brian L. Hurdle, MPH is a current rising Third Year Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate at Howard University College of Pharmacy and the Co-Lead Tutor for the PBP Program.  He has obtained a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Public Health from Drexel University with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.   


Oliver Nimoh

Oliver is a Ghanaian descent from Gaithersburg, MD.  He obtained his bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland Eastern Shore with Highest Honors in Biochemistry. He is a soon to be second year student at the Howard University College of Pharmacy who aspires to help his peers and other classmen grow. Upon completion of his PharmD Degree, Oliver plans to pursue a career either in Clinical or Industrial Pharmacy. He plans to help improve the health of many with the care he exhibits and the overall knowledge he acquires from school. 



Victoria Frimpong

Victoria Frimpong originally from Ghana, is a rising second year student at the Howard University College of pharmacy with an interest in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry upon graduation. She completed her pre-pharmacy course at Prince George’s Community college and obtained an associate degree in general studies. While completing her prepharmacy courses, she worked part-time as a pharmacy technician for about 4 years to gain prior pharmacy experience before applying to pharmacy school.... READ MORE

Sadaf Ghaderzadeh

Sadaf Ghaderzadeh, Third year PhD student in department of Genetics and Human Genetics Howard University College of Medicine.I have been Teaching Assistant since 2018 in Biology department of Howard university in different subjects like, Environmental Microbiology, General Microbiology, Genetic and phages. Currently doing research on anti-aging, my aim istoexpress human hTERT (telomerase catalytic component) using a retrovirus, in human Hutchinson Progeria fibroblast cells and controls in order to prevent senescence and immortalize the cells.... READ MORE

Damilola Ayodele

Damilola Ayodele is a resident of Baltimore, Maryland. She procured a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and an associate degree in Arts and Science.

Damilola is currently a third-year candidate of PharmD at the Howard University College of Pharmacy. In the short period in her PharmD career development, she had held several leadership roles in which she had performed magnificently. Damilola had shown so much strength and elegance in discharging her duties as a Pharmacy Intern and a mentor.


Christina Cook Robinson

Christina Cook is a Maryland native who earned her Bachelors in Biology from Bowie State University. Christiana's professional work experiences has allowed expertise in interprofessionally bridging ambulatory pharmaceutical care with inpatient hospital producers. She is currently the "Class of 2024," President, and the treasurer of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Science.... READ MORE

Nathaniel Oppong

My name is Nathaniel Oppong, a rising second year student at Howard university college of pharmaceutical science with an interest in pharmaceutical industry. I am originally from Ghana but later moved to Virginia at a younger age with my family. I have an associate degree in science from Richard bland college and bachelor’s in biology from Norfolk State University. I enjoy anything that has to do with self-growth and development. I look forward to working everyone throughout this summer boot camp.