Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

Meet Johnson Okoduwa Imumbhon, Intern for the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

September 16, 2019

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It has been a privilege to be a MEISPP intern at the Department of Energy.

Johnson Okoduwa Imumbhon
Johnson Okoduwa Imumbhon stands smiling next to a statue of the US Department of Energy seal

My name is Johnson Okoduwa Imumbhon, and I am a doctoral student studying mechanical engineering at the Florida International University (FIU) College of Engineering and Computing. I also serve as a Walter E. Massey Fellow with the Department of Energy (DOE)-funded project Mission-to Market (M2M) at the Applied Research Center (ARC) at FlU. When Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity the Honorable James E. Campos spoke to the M2M team, I knew this would be the perfect opportunity for me to learn more about the DOE.

I had the rare opportunity to intern with Director Campos, and Principal Deputy Director Ann S. Augustyn. As part of my tasks, I developed an algorithm that enabled ED and the Office of Science to analyze Opportunity Zones from a geographic perspective. I also had the honor of supporting Director Campos during a visit to the White House for a discussion of DOE contributions to Opportunity Zones. 

I am very grateful for this opportunity. It has been a privilege to be a Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP) intern at the Department of Energy.