"When I read about Timothy’s life, I was moved by how he constantly asked his family “Why?” Like him, I see myself as an adventurous spirit, and I hope to make a difference in the world as he did.

Tami Adeagbo 

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Double Major:
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Public Health

High School:
Eisenhower High School, 2021
Goddard, KS

Activities and Interests:

Tami Adeagbo of Goddard Eisenhower High School is a recipient of the 2021 Timothy O’Shaughnessy Lifelong Scholarship.

She was born in Edison, New Jersey, and has lived in Wichita, Kansas for ten years. Her parents are Dele and Bose Adeagbo, and she has two younger sisters, Tumi and Toni.

Tami plans to further her educational journey with the scholarship to earn a dual major bachelor’s degree, and then attend medical school.

Her interest in biology and healthcare began at a young age but increased after volunteering at Wesley Medical Hospital throughout three summers. She spent most of her time working on the Pediatrics floor. “Spending many hours in a hospital setting helped me appreciate what healthcare professionals do and reinforced my plans to become a physician.” She further immersed herself in the field of biology by completing an internship at Terre Haute Regional Hospital’s Microbiology lab in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Tami has a long and diverse list of extracurricular activities and community engagements. As her school’s Executive Council Vice President, National Honor Society’s Social Media/Activity chair, a violinist in her school’s orchestra, an athlete on the woman’s golf and soccer teams, active in taekwondo, and co-founder of her district’s Diversity/Inclusion Council, she has mastered the art of time-management. When asked, “Which one of your many activities is your favorite?” she responded by saying, “I don’t have a favorite. All my activities showcase a different side of me, whether it be my creative, athletic, musical, leadership, or academic skills. They all combine to make me the person I am now and will guide me in my future endeavors.”

Many of Timothy’s key traits resonated with Tami, but one, in particular, is Intellectual Curiosity. “I believe curiosity is one of my main driving factors. It pushed me to participate in activities outside of my comfort zone and helped create things I never thought possible.” a