Born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria, Oyindamola Shoola '20 is fascinated with the written word—its artistic use, as well as its ability to expose social injustices. A gifted writer, blogger, and feminist, she transferred to the NYU SPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies (DAUS) after earning an associate degree, to pursue a bachelor’s degree that would hone her skills as a writer and communicator. Through her contributions to “Dovetail,” the Division’s literary magazine; a deep immersion in the social sciences, which offered the insights and proficiencies hiring managers seek; and an internship at Elsevier, she gained the experience to unlock a wealth of new personal and professional opportunities. Financial aid and scholarships afforded the assistance to complete her degree with little monetary burden. Today, she is co-founder and fellowship coordinator for SprinG, a literary movement that aims to promote, revitalize, and improve Nigerian writers and literature.