Fellow:Olujede Bridgewater

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Olujede Bridgewater
School (Cohort)
Mississippi Valley State University (2023 cohort)
Majoring in
St. Kitts & Nevis


Hailing from a small 67 Sq. ft. Caribbean island known as Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) with sister island Nevis, is a talented, intelligent, young adult by the name of Olujede Bridgewater. That's me, an island girl filled with big dreams and huge expectations for my future.

Raised in the capital of St. Kitts (Basseterre) where much cultural activities and sports often takes place, I witnessed, became a fan and my love for football (soccer) and track and field grew. With records, trophies and awards received in the disciplines, I was scouted by the Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU). Prior to attending University, I was employed for 2 years as a Student Lab Technician at my country’s main hospital, Joseph Nathaniel France (J.N.F.) General Hospital. Now as a Chemistry major at MVSU, I intend to harness my teachings and have set my eyes on becoming a doctor.

Eventually, my intention is to return home to St. Kitts and practice in an attempt to help minimize the brain drain occurring there. I also want to create more jobs and opportunities for young people like myself. Additionally, I have developed a great love for fashion, music, and art over the years and own a clothing brand back home. My hopes are to enhance my entrepreneurial skills and business.


I have a very interesting background having travelled to many countries as a young aspiring female athlete. The countries visited for either track and field or soccer meets include Guatemala, St. Croix, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Curacao and Anguilla. I have been presented the Victrix Ludorum of the Caribbean Union of Teachers Games (track and field event) on two (2) occasions as well as, travelled and played with the St. Kitts and Nevis National Women's Soccer Team last year to compete in the CONCACAF Women's Championships.

Further, I excelled both in academics and athletics in Elementary school, and this continued in High School. I am a current MVSU President’s Scholar.

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