Milken Scholar 2019
Scholar Profile

Mayowa Jolayemi



Oluwamayowa (Mayowa) Jolayemi is the valedictorian of Richard Gahr High School. She is an AP Scholar with Distinction, National A.P. Scholar, Elks Most Valuable Student State Finalist, a Bezos Scholar and received the Earthwatch Ignite Student Science Award. She served as president of the Associated Student Body, undersecretary general of Model United Nations, director of publicity for the California Scholarship Federation and a fellow in Earthwatch Ignite. As a Bezos Scholar, she attended the Aspen Ideas Festival and founded the "Track Program," an academic enrichment program aimed at encouraging students of color to enroll in AP courses, in her school. Mayowa plans to study economics at Harvard.

High school:  Richard Gahr High School


College Year Degree
Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
2023 A.B. Economics