Oluwatobi Aladekoye hails from Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. Currently pursuing a B.Tech. in Fisheries and Aquaculture at the prestigious Federal University of Technology Akure, he combines his educational pursuits with a fervent commitment to environmental causes. With a deep passion for fostering a healthy and sustainable ocean ecosystem, Oluwatobi is dedicated to volunteering programs that provide solutions to green problems. In lieu of this, in 2021, he championed a school outreach that engaged over 90 students, educating them on the impacts of plastic pollution and its adverse effects on the ocean. In 2022, his dedication to ocean conservation made him one of the distinguished 15 ocean leaders selected for specialized training.
As part of the Ocean Leaders Project, a collaboration between Aqaworld and Natgeo, he played a pivotal role in extending ocean literacy and raising awareness about the impacts of microplastics on aquatic life. This collaborative effort reached more than 12,000 students in the Ìlàje local government area of Ondo State. In the same year, he facilitated a world clean-up day in Akure that united 10 NGOs.
Beyond his role as an ocean conservationist, Oluwatobi also excels as a data analyst and copywriter. His multifaceted abilities allow him to contribute significantly to various aspects of his chosen field and diversify, channelling this strength into other areas effectively. With a resolute desire to build a career centered around addressing climate and ocean crises, Oluwatobi embodies his belief that viewing the planet as our cherished home will make us all take dedicated steps in preserving its health and vitality.