Graduate students at Lassonde are personifying Black Excellence in Mechanical Engineering

Joab Ogato, who is also a Mechanical Engineering PhD student at Lassonde, found that his path was driven by his environment. Ogato was born and raised in Kenya, where he recalls being frustrated with the lack of access to sufficient medical care, which affected his family and loved ones. This served as motivation for him to make an impact, starting with his education. He pursued undergraduate studies across multiple disciplines including mechatronics and robotics engineering, biomedical engineering, biology and chemistry – he even received a PhD in instructional design. In addition to his education, Ogato developed professional experience in biomedicine through various industry opportunities.

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