Co-Founder & Executive Director
Daniel Olaniyi is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Innumeris Education. His role involves leading and managing the Innumeris programme as a whole.
Having completed his Leaving Certificate at Moyle Park College, Daniel pursued Law at Trinity College Dublin. During his time in TCD, he worked as a secondary school law tutor with SUAS and as a college ambassador with Trinity. He was also an exchange student in the U.S. at Washington and Lee University. Upon graduation, Daniel was later awarded a full academic scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in Criminology at Oxford University. There, he wrote his dissertation on how specific mentoring programmes can play a part in reducing youth crime in under-served communities. He now works as a pro-bono human rights legal assistant at an internationally top-ranked law firm.
None of Daniel's achievements would have been possible without the support he received from mentors growing up. Given his experience both at home and abroad, Daniel aims to bring a wealth of passion, leadership, and enthusiasm to Innumeris.
Co-Founder & Content Director
Lee Molloy is the Co-Founder and Content Director at Innumeris Education. In this role, he is responsible for helping to create the sessions for the academic mentoring programme. He is also an Arts and Humanities Mentor at Innumeris.
Lee completed his Leaving Certificate in 2016 before going on to study English literature and French at Trinity College Dublin. Lee was also the founder of LearnWithLee, an innovative online french tutorial scheme that assisted secondary school students with French. He has since gone on to pursue a Master’s in International Security and Conflict Studies at DCU. Lee will also start teaching in the U.K. soon, as part of the "Teach First" educational initiative.
His experiences living and teaching in France, as well as his involvement with mentoring programmes throughout his time at University exposed him to the power of mentors in helping students to unlock their full potential. He hopes that Innumeris will go on to inspire the next generation, and that he will play a part in helping them to achieve their goals.
Leah is the Welfare Director at Innumeris Education.
She is a recent graduate of Social Studies at Trinity College Dublin and is the Welfare and Equality Officer of Trinity College Students' Union. Leah is passionate about equality and justice, and has worked in the social work role with asylum seeking children, the homeless community and offenders on probation. Her experience includes working as a classroom assistant with children with behavioural difficulties as well as working with SUAS to deliver law and morality courses to under-served youth. Leah has also spent two summers delivering global citizenship classes at a summer camp for the underprivileged youth of New York City.
She is enthusiastic about education and its role in enhancing life outcomes. Her personal and professional experience has highlighted the presence of structural inequality in education and Leah is devoted to playing an active role in dismantling this inequality with Innumeris.
Adam is the Student-Athlete Director at Innumeris. He is also the owner and founder of Adam Molloy Personal Training, the entity which allowed for the preliminary existence of the Innumeris Education scheme.
Adam leads the Student-Athlete Programme at Innumeris. As a graduate of Athletic Therapy and Training from DCU, he works as a Personal Trainer with a deep interest in human behaviour psychology, performance optimisation, and mindset training.
During his time at Moyle Park College in Clondalkin, Adam was lucky enough to have several mentors that helped him find the right path for him. He hopes he can help students in the same way that his mentors have helped him.
Meet our Academic Mentors!
Our mentors, who have an excellent track record of academic performance, aim to provide students with study tips and information regarding scholarships, HEAR, DARE, and SUSI. They will also share insights into their field of study and their own experiences of the Leaving Certificate, University, and life thereafter.
Gavan Mc Laughlin
Gavan Mc Laughlin is the Head Mentor at Innumeris.
In this role, he co-ordinates our programme’s mentoring sessions. Gavan is the main point of contact for the students involved in our programme.
Gavan is a graduate of Law and Economics from Maynooth University, and will soon commence a traineeship at Arthur Cox, one of Ireland's top law firms. Having completed his Leaving Cert in a DEIS school in Donegal, Gavan has benefited greatly from the various grants and scholarships available to students.
Having been involved with various access and student engagement programmes during his time at University, Gavan is deeply passionate about access to third-level education and hopes that Innumeris can work to inspire, encourage, and support more students in pursuit of their goals.
Social Science Mentor
Kieran is a Social Science Mentor at Innumeris.
In conjunction with his role as an associate at PwC Ireland, Kieran is pursuing a Master’s degree in Management & Corporate Governance at Ulster University. He began his academic life as a business and law (BCL) student at Maynooth University, and subsequently completed a Master’s degree (LLM) in Global Legal Studies. Kieran was heavily involved with the Maynooth University Access programme and became a student ambassador where he served for the duration of his spell at Maynooth.
He is passionate about helping fellow students & it is this passion that has resulted in him joining Innumeris, where he believes that he can provide students with the advice and belief needed to be the best that they can be.
Yazmeen Mac Donnell
Social Science Mentor
Yazmeen is a Social Science Mentor at Innumeris.
She is also a graduate of the Dublin City University Bachelor of Civil Law (Law & Society) degree programme. She completed a Master’s in Law in Trinity College Dublin where her studies centred on Human Rights Law and the importance of diverse inclusion within the legal profession. In her current capacity as Teaching Assistant in Dublin City University, Yazmeen strives to inspire students to reach their full potential and aims to cultivate an environment where her students feel welcomed and encouraged.
Yazmeen is enthusiastic about the opportunities education and mentoring can provide and wishes to assist the overcoming of educational barriers through her work with Innumeris. She is honoured to help pave the way for the next generation of budding lawyers.
Cathal is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths Mentor at Innumeris.
Cathal is also a Physics and Astrophysics graduate from Trinity College Dublin. Cathal has recently been awarded a PhD Scholarship by the Royal Society Science Foundation Ireland. The topic of this PhD is ‘Exoplanetary Atmospheres’. Throughout both his second and third-level education, Cathal has tutored students in both Mathematics and Physics, helping them prepare for their State Examinations.
He is passionate about equality of opportunity when it comes to education, and believes that anyone who actively seeks a first-class education, deserves a first-class education. With the insight and experience gained over his years in academia, Cathal can provide students with the necessary advice and tools to achieve their goals.
Health Science Mentor
Dammy is a Health Science Mentor at Innumeris.
Dammy is also a final year children's and general nursing student at Trinity College Dublin. She is also a recipient of the Trinity Foundation Scholarship. Dammy is an active ambassador for the Trinity Access Programme and mentor for the College for Every Student initiative (CFES). In these roles, Dammy has been involved in providing campus tours, speaking to schools in the community, and assisting in ongoing mentoring summer programmes.
Dammy aims to encourage and support students from lower socio-economic groups in their pursuit of third-level education. She is passionate about helping students in areas with low progression rates to further their education, and Innumeris is a platform which allows Dammy to do so.
Health Science Mentor
Courteney is a Health Science Mentor at Innumeris Education. She also functions alongside Gavan McLaughlin as the Assistant Head Mentor.
Courteney is a final year student studying Biomedical Science in Maynooth University. In 2020, Courteney was awarded an academic scholarship through the Health Research Board, allowing her to progress towards her dream of becoming an immunologist. Courteney has also acted as the Bioscience academic representative, functioning as a link between staff and students over the course of 2019/20. She is also an active member of the Maynooth University 'Women in STEM' society.
Courteney aims to encourage students to strive for the life that they desire. Being the eldest of 5 siblings, Courteney has always played the role of a mentor, something which she looks forward to providing to many more students through Innumeris.
Jane Ní Mhurchú
Arts & Humanities Mentor
Jane is an Arts & Humanities Mentor at Innumeris Education.
She is also a recent graduate of the Professional Master of Education programme in Maynooth University. She also has a Bachelor's Degree in two subjects - History and Geography – both of which she teaches in a second-level Gaelcholáiste. A large part of her Master's involved understanding the complex differences in equality and opportunity in the Irish schooling system. She studied sociological issues such as gender, race, ethnicity and class in reference to education.
As a teacher, Jane recognises the significance of a mentor to guide students in their pursuit of third-level education, a journey that can be very difficult for some depending on several factors, specifically those of low progression areas. Jane sees the value of education and it is for this reason that she is dedicated to third-level accessibility for all students regardless of socio-economic background.
Meet our Student Athlete Mentors
Our Student-Athlete Programme is lead by outstanding mentors who have excelled both in sports and academics. This programme is tailored towards secondary school students who are currently competing at a high sporting level and would like to continue that in university.
Football Student Athlete Mentor
Richie studies psychology in UCD and is a professional footballer for Bray Wanderers. He has also represented Ireland at an underage level, playing in the knockout stages of the U17 European Championships in 2017 and in the U19 qualifying stages in 2019.
Last year, Richie was part of a Drogheda United side that won the First Division in the League of Ireland, whilst juggling being a full time student and having a part-time job. As such, Richie has joined Innumeris as a mentor knowing first-hand the pressures student-athletes face.
While he is committed to enabling others to forge their own paths as student-athletes, he also believes that it is vital we do not lose sight of the broader project: enjoying what we do. He knows from experience that this is not only a possibility, but something worth striving towards.
Currently, Richie is doing his final year thesis on perfectionism – a trait that can facilitate but often inhibits performance in many areas of life. Richie believes sport has a lot to teach us, and that education goes beyond the time spent sitting in classrooms or studying for exams. He recognises the direct role that education has in becoming better and happier people.
Basketball Student Athlete Mentor
Farouq currently plays superleague basketball with Killester basketball club. He is also a qualified basketball coach and a referee.
Over the last couple of years Farouq has won a national cup with Killester as well as an all Ireland championship with TUD. Farouq finished his college basketball career by being awarded the male collegiate player of the year award.
Farouq is also a recent B.Sc Sports and Leisure management graduate from TUD. He also holds a foundation certificate in Youth Leadership & Community Action from NUIG. Farouq is now a youth worker with Ireland's leading youth organisation Foroige. Farouq completed his education with TUD while representing the college on an elite sports scholarship.
As such, working as a student-athlete mentor at Innumeris serves as a true representation of all his interests and passions to date.
Gaelic & Hurling Student Athlete Mentor
Having completed his Leaving Certificate at Lucan Community College, Leon chose to study Theoretical Physics at Trinity College Dublin, where he was heavily involved with the college's hurling club.
In his second year and third year as a student, Leon coached the fresher's hurling teams to back-to-back All-Ireland league and championship titles, while also playing for the club's senior team and his home club of Lucan Sarsfields.
Leon is currently in the second year of his master's program, studying gravitation, astro- and particle physics at the University of Amsterdam, where he is also employed as a teaching assistant for various undergraduate courses.
He hopes to combine his passion for both academics and sports by being a student athlete mentor at Innumeris.
Track & Field Student Athlete Mentor
Sarah is a recent graduate of Business Studies and German from Trinity College Dublin, where she spent one year of her degree studying in the city of Düsseldorf.
While at Trinity, Sarah competed in Track and Field at a high level, where she was an Intervarsity Track & Field 800m Medal Winner and was also awarded Female Athlete of the Year. She was also a member of the DUHAC High Performance Pathway.
Sarah enrolled at university as a TAP student as part of the Trinity Access Programme, which enabled her to benefit greatly from fantastic academic, financial, and mentor support.
Coming from a family of 7 children, she has learned that there is strength in numbers. Her hope is to create an environment that diminishes self-doubt and encourages a positive mindset, one where students feel both supported and inspired.
She is now a qualified Track and Field coach and Fit4Life Leader and extremely passionate about the link between sports participation and academic achievement.
Rugby Student Athlete Mentor
Fionn is our Rugby Student Athlete mentor at Innumeris Education.
To date, Fionn has 2 full years experience on a rugby scholarship in Maynooth University playing at Premier 1 level for the under 20s. As well as playing, he also has a keen interest in coaching the youths teams in MU Barnhall.
Professionally, Fionn is a business student currently working as a public relations intern at Intel. Being one of the first members in his family to make it to third level education, he has a passion for equality of opportunity for school students all over.
As a student-athlete mentor, Fionn is of the belief that sport is extremely useful for teaching and instilling good values into young people on and off the pitch if done correctly.
At Innumeris, he hopes to help other elite student-athletes who would like to continue their passion for sports at university.
Boxing & Martial Arts Student Athlete Mentor
Lee Kavanagh is one of our Student-Athlete Mentors (Boxing and Martial Arts)
Lee holds a blackbelt in Taekwon-Do and has represented Ireland in his sport. He also has an interest in boxing and was heavily involved in boxing at School. Lee also assists with coaching in his club Newlands Taekwon-Do. Lee has worked with children with additional needs as well as children who come from under-served communities.
He is a graduate from University College Dublin having studied Geography & History. His initial career path was to become a teacher as he has a huge interest in helping and teaching children, especially those with additional / special needs. Lee now feels his skills would be better attributed to a career in Psychology and he is now currently in the process of applying for a HDip (Higher Diploma) in Psychology as he looks to progress in this field.
Lee believes he can use his skills to help our student- athletes perform to the best of their abilities in both their sport and their education.
Meet our Communications & Media Team
The Communication & Media Team consists of a group of like-minded individuals who oversee Innumeris' website and social media content. Our aim is to ensure the overall long-term success and growth of Innumeris.
Maitiú Ó Murchú
Maitiú is the Communications Officer at Innumeris Education.
He is also a final year Biochemistry student in University College Dublin. Maitiú has received various awards throughout his studies and is a recipient of academic scholarships. As well as this, he undertook a funded research project in Summer 2019, which he later presented at national and international scientific conferences. Maitiú was a Peer Mentor for two years where he introduced incoming students to UCD’s campus and aided their transition into third-level education. He is also the Biochemistry 2021 Class Representative where he functions as a communicator between academic staff and students.
Maitiú believes that some of the best advice comes from individuals who are working or studying in your field of interest, but may be a few years ahead of you. He hopes that Innumeris will offer students invaluable insights into various career paths.
Adam is the Media Officer at Innumeris Education and oversees the Website Design & Social Media.
Adam is also a multidisciplinary Creative Digital Media graduate from the Technological University Dublin, Blanchardstown. As a dedicated and inventive professional, Adam delivers a variety of high-quality Creative Media, as demonstrated through his internship with Fingal County Council & Freelance work. Adam is devoted to using his creative thinking and problem solving expertise to promote the Innumeris programme. Through his knowledge of Media, he hopes to maintain the branding of Innumeris and ensure that Innumeris reaches as many students as possible.
Adam strongly believes the best projects are produced through collaboration, which was the one of many reasons he volunteered as part of the team at Innumeris.
Ben is the Project Officer here at Innumeris.
Ben attended Moyle Park college in Clondalkin. He is a Master's graduate of Maynooth University. During his time in Maynooth, he was captain of the Snowsports Club, and understands the struggles of balancing study and personal commitments. He was also heavily involved in the Maynooth Access Programme (MAP). Ben obtained a first class honours in his Master's thesis "Confronting Class in the Classroom". He is now a secondary school teacher, teaching both history and geography.
Ben believes understanding the struggles of balancing study and personal commitments is essential and he hopes to use his experience as part of the team at Innumeris.