Arinze Okeke - MIT Graduate and Award-Winning Collegiate Athlete

Arinze Okeke

A software developer with the Boston, Massachusetts-based software company Intersystems, Arinze Okeke began preparing for his career in the tech field by attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During his time at MIT, Arinze Okeke gained experience working as a research lab assistant with the Department of Biology’s Sive Lab, where he aided in brain development research. He also worked as a research lab assistant with the Department of Biological Engineering’s Voigt Lab, where he designed and developed optimization programs and algorithms for logic circuits to be used in the context of cellular transcriptional regulation.

Furthermore, while studying abroad in Japan, Arinze Okeke worked as a lab researcher with the RIKEN Research Institute’s integrative medical sciences division in Yokohama. He graduated from MIT in 2017 with a bachelor of science in biological engineering and dual minors in chemistry and mechanical engineering.

In addition to completing his coursework with a 5.0 grade point average, Arinze Okeke competed as a member of MIT’s varsity track and field team. He received several accolades for his contributions to the team, including the Malcom G. Krispert Award and the New England D3 Walker Slovenski Field MVP Award. In addition to athletics, Mr. Okeke served as vice president and tutoring chair for the Tau Beta Pi Honors Society, and was named a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society.