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Billiken Profiles: Nuka Joshua Tambari

Saint Louis University sophomore Nuka Joshua Tambari is an electrical engineering major from Wiiyakara, Nigeria. After attending SLU remotely for his freshman year due to the pandemic, he's taking advantage of all life on campus has to offer, from intramural soccer and ping pong club to the African Students Association. 

Joshua Tambari

Nuka Joshua Tambari (Photo by Camron Morrissey)  

Year: Sophomore
Major: Electrical Engineering 
Hometown: Wiiyakara, Nigeria 
Clubs and Organizations: IEEE, Free Agents FC (intramural soccer), ping pong club, African Students Association

About Me

I am very athletic and love playing soccer. I also love making people laugh with the kind of content I create. I am very open to working with people and learning new skills. I did my first year at SLU completely online with a 6-hour time difference!

Why I Chose SLU

Coming from a Jesuit high school, I felt that it’ll be a smooth transition from one Jesuit environment to another. SLU also gave the best financial aid that appropriately rewarded my academic achievements. SLU is also Division I school in the A-10 conference of the NCAA and I really wanted to be in a very sporty environment.

Highlights of My SLU Experience So Far   

Learning more about some other religions in my theology class in my freshman year was very interesting. I have also coded and built a robot with the help of my group members in my engineering class.

What I Love Abut SLU's Campus    

It is a medium sized college and is in close proximity to many food spots around the city.

How I Stay Connected to Other Billikens   

I stay connected by getting involved in clubs and online GroupMes

Favorite Things About St. Louis

Everyone is very open to conversations and are really nice while dealing with strangers and newcomers.

Advice for Your College Search 

Don’t rush it honestly. There’s a school for everyone. Do enough research and pick a school that meets all your requirements and not the schools that all your friends are talking about. It’s your journey!

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