Dr. STM is the personal brand name of Ifunanya Stellamaris Anyanwu (formerly Chinweuba) and STM is simply a short form of her middle name. She is a medical doctor and a PMI-certified project manager.
STM was born and bred in a city in the south-eastern part of Nigeria and she is the first child out of three. Growing up, she loved taking leadership roles in any opportunity and hoped that someday she could make the world a better place with her talents.
She attended mission-owned primary and secondary schools which groomed some of her current personal values. For example, the motto of her secondary school (Marist Comprehensive College, Nteje) is Honesty of Life + A1; the upbringing therein nurtured her into being honest, living with integrity, and always aiming for excellence in her activities.
While graduating from secondary school, she was decorated with several awards highlighting her academic efforts, extracurricular activities, and remarkable personal attributes. She loved mathematics a lot that she left an unforgettable story as “the girl who cried a million tears for scoring 99% in her maths test”.
Just like she left some wonderful memories in her secondary school, she also left a footprint in her university. She graduated from the college of medicine with distinctions in anatomy and surgery and as her class’s valedictorian. While in school, she represented her school in several academic and sports competitions where she won some and lost some. It isn’t a surprising feat because she functions better in a hybrid environment.
She usually spends her quality time working in the clinic as a medical doctor, manging a global health project, or writing. For medical research projects, she usuallly doubles as a project manager and data analyst while for some other projects, she may play a dual role as a project manager and medical doctor.
She’s a knowledge lover and has learnt many skills over time; some were learnt for professional purposes, and others were learnt for fun. Some of these professional skills include data analysis, research designing, public speaking, and of course, project management. She is never tired of learning something new.
Her projects so far cover researches, medical outreaches, magazine productions, event management, training/sensitization projects, etc. She’s especially interested in global health matters related to non-communicable diseases, mental health, and women’s health.