Ida Addo

Cincinnati, OH

Ida Addo was born and raised in the suburbs of Accra, Ghana. She is a Chemical Engineering major at the University of Notre Dame with hopes of enrolling in the 5-year Engineering-MBA program to get an MBA in Business Analytics. She was inspired to go into Chemical Engineering after an exploration day with Black Chemical Engineers at Procter and Gamble. She believes her degree in Chemical engineering would enable her to provide engineering solutions to the pharmaceutical industry in Africa. This way she can contribute to improving the health care systems to benefit underrepresented communities in African countries. Her interests in empowering women to pursue higher goals made one of her most significant experiences helping to educate and enroll young girls into school in Ghana. Ida also interns as social media manager for a couple of small Black-owned businesses.

At Notre Dame, Ida is involved in Enable ND, Shades of Ebony and is on the advisory board of the Notre Dame Financial Literacy Club. Her fascination with languages motivated her to start learning French and hopes to pick up Arabic in the future. 


  • Enable ND
  • Shades of Ebony
  • Notre Dame Financial Literacy Club, Board position