Adaeze U.P Ejike-Alieji is a Meteorologist Officer with the Meteorology Unit, Centre for Climate and Development, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI). She holds a B.Sc. degree in Geography from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and an M.Sc. degree in Climatology from the University of Uyo, Uyo. Adaeze also holds a Diploma in Climate Literacy from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Prior to her postgraduate studies, she had served (for NYSC purposes) at the Department of Soil Science and Agro-climatology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, with a cross-posting at the Meteorology Unit of the National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike. Beyond the research experience she gained working on the impact of climate variability on rice yield for her M.Sc. thesis, she has first-hand experience working in weather stations and dealing with data related to climate science. She also gained some experience working on aboriginal health geographics at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. Her diverse experience in climate matters has resulted in presentations at conferences and some publications, including a very recent paper published in an internationally acclaimed leading journal, Local Environment.
Adaeze additionally serves as a part-time Lecturer with the Faculty of Agriculture, AE-FUNAI, where she teaches theoretical and practical courses related to agro-climatology to undergraduate students. She also serves as Coordinator, JUPEB Geography at the AE-FUNAI Centre for Educational Services. She recently enrolled for doctoral studies at the University of Nigeria and is investigating issues surrounding the management of agricultural wastes in a climate-smart manner. Adaeze is happily married and her marriage is blessed with three children.