This North Carolina native became a Rhodes Scholar in 2010, even though reportedly, she thought she was not going to receive the award. Now, she is pursuing a master’s of science in psychological research at Oxford. Being a black woman in the field of math and science is not something Amadi takes for granted. She understands the need for more women of color and for that reason, she has served as a mentor to middle school girls through MIT’s Science Technology & math program (STEM). One day, the exceptionally gifted academic hopes to become a neurologist.