An interview with Opeoluwa Olaniyan was conducted on March 19, 2021, in New York, NY, by Ines Anous for the Becoming the Change Interview Project.
Opeoluwa Olaniyan is a former Accelerated Studies in Associate Programs (ASAP) and Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) student, and is currently studying biological science at Hunter College. She works as an ASAP tutor providing support in English, and is also the president of the Pre-Health Society at BMCC. Opeoluwa was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. In November of 2016, Opeoluwa moved to New York. In this interview, she reflects on the high cost of medical school, especially for students with a working class background, and on her aspirations to become a doctor.