Lade Gbolade(she/her/hers) serves as the Organic Chemistry and Upper-Level Sciences Developmental Specialist within ODASIS. She has a master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University and a B.S in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics along with a minor in French from the University of Maryland College Park.
In her previous role as a graduate student, she supported programs such as the African American Heritage Festival and Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color (LIWOC), both of which helped instill a sense of belonging for a diverse array of students at The Ohio State University. She also served as a Graduate Research Associate for Graduate and Postdoctoral Teaching within the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning, supporting teaching excellence in STEM higher education spaces.
Lade has experience in numerous STEM based facilitation and teaching roles throughout her academic and professional career. She has served as a facilitator for a learning community that prepares aspiring STEM faculty through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). Lade has also obtained roles as an Undergraduate Learning Assistant, Teaching Assistant and Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader for an introductory biology course!
With aspirations to bridge the gap between academic and student affairs, she strives to promote STEM equity, create a sense of belonging in STEM classrooms/spaces, and foster STEM environments where all students are successful. As a developmental specialist, she intends to uphold and promote this as she engages with students in the ODASIS office!