Assumpta is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the TES NbS (Towards Equitable and Sustainable Nature-based Solutions in Southern Africa’s Water Towers) project. She is working on processed-based biogeochemical, land surface and/or hydrological modelling. Specifically modelling nature-based solutions for trade-offs and long-term resilience.
She has a background in Mathematics and the mathematical modelling of ecological systems. She completed her PhD at Stellenbosch University, where she researched the complexity and stability of mutualistic local and meta-networks. Also, she completed her MSc at Stellenbosch University and focused on the structural emergence in pollination networks of Galápagos Islands. Before then, she attended the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, South Africa, where she obtained a Masters degree in Mathematical Sciences. She obtained her B.Sc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Ilorin.
In December 2020, she was awarded `Outstanding Community Women Leader / Role Model' by Nigerian Citizens Association South Africa (NICASA) Western Cape Chapter. Also in 2019, she received the Nigeria Community Excellence Award `Outstanding Nigerian Female Achievement in South Africa' by the Nigerian Voice Newspaper South Africa.