Fatumata was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and is a descendent of the Fulani tribe of Sierra Leone, West Africa. She is a young leader who advocates for cultural intelligence, the empowerment of women and diversity and inclusion.
Fatumata was a finalist in the young leader category for the 2016 Westpac Women of Influence Awards and in April of that year she represented New Zealand at the 33Sixty Commonwealth Young Leaders Programme in Glasgow, Scotland.
Fatumata is a third year student at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) studying a conjoint Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Business, majoring in Psychology and Management. She is also the Stakeholder & Liaison Executive for the university’s African Students Club.