Tolu was born in New York City, was raised in North Carolina, and later spent three years living in Qatar during high school. She is currently pursuing her MD/PhD at Columbia University's College of Physician & Surgeons.
She graduated from Columbia University in 2015 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, cum laude. She was a two-time recipient of the Columbia Engineering Jack Dicker Scholarship during college and at her graduation ceremony, she was awarded the George Vincent Wendell Memorial Medal. During college, her interest in medicine broadened to encompass biomedical research and she spent four years working in a bone tissue engineering lab. She took a gap-year before attending medical school and performed cancer research at the NIH and Columbia University Medical Center.
She has tutored dozens of students in all grade levels in Math, Biology, Chemistry, and SAT/ACT preparation. For three years, she served as a Peer Health Exchange educator and taught health classes in NYC public high schools during which she honed her teaching skills. One of her strong points is adapting her lessons to suit the learning style of her students.
During her free time, she absolutely loves discovering new restaurants in New York City. Some of her favorite restaurants include: Eataly, Pasquale Jones, Jean Georges, and Giorgio's of Gramercy!