Don't be afraid to ask for help. Be organized. It is very difficult to concentrate in a cluttered environment. Disorganization also leads to extra time being spent finding misplaced items. Manage schedule effectively - Prioritize health, take breaks, and have fun! - It is important to have fun to avoid burnout. Breaks/fun activities help you manage your time better since you have something to look forward to. 

Itohan Ebhojiaye
Heat Exchanger Specialist at ExxonMobil

Degree(s) at UMD:

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2017
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship, 2015


Before working at ExxonMobil as a Heat Exchanger specialist, Itohan received her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a thesis on Enabling VOLTTRON: Energy management of commercial buildings at the University of Maryland. During her time as an undergraduate, she held an internship position at W.L Gore as a Process Engineer Intern. She is an active community volunteering her time to the organization Black Girls CODE.


  • BES/NSBE (Black Engineers Society)
  • Bridge
  • LSAMP Undergraduate Research Program 2013-2014

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