Summer 2021 Interns

Mercy Oladipo

Mercy Oladipo is a rising junior at MIT majoring in Computer Science and Molecular Biology with a completed concentration in Spanish. Prior to her undergraduate years, she worked in her hometown, Chicago, IL on various research projects centered on the intersection of health and technology. Currently, she furthers this passion through her work around innovative technology in the area of Black maternal health. As a current summer intern for Tufts University’s Maternal Outcomes for Translational Health Equity Research (M.O.T.H.E.R.) Lab, Mercy supports these initiatives by assisting with M.O.T.H.E.R. Lab’s current endeavors. Additionally, with the support she is receiving as an MIT ESG-PKG Fellow and BCAP fellow, she is currently creating Birth By Us, which publishes crowdsourced reviews and data metrics –by and for Black people searching for safe birthing options — along with objective standards of care on birthing and fertility services, helping Black parents make the most informed choice of where to birth. In her free time, she enjoys watching anything written by Shonda Rhimes or part of the Bachelor Franchise, as well as knitting, crocheting, and practicing Portuguese.