Ngagoum Ndalloka Zita is a 2024 Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellow. She is a PhD candidate in energy engineering and a research assistant at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her primary focus lies in the realm of solar energy, where she is engaged in solar module prototyping and characterization. Her research interests extend to solar photovoltaic recycling and reliability and the circular economy.  

Ngagoum Ndalloka’s achievements include awards such as the Pan African University Scholarship, which supported her MS in energy engineering at the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences. During her master’s studies, she led the institute’s Climate Change and Gender Club, which sparked her interest in helping women join the renewable energy workforce. This in turn resulted in the creation of the Career Advancement Program for African Women in CleanTech, an initiative to empower African women and young girls by equipping them with the knowledge and skills essential for their professional integration and advancement in the clean energy sector. Ngagoum Ndalloka holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Buea in Cameroon. 

In addition to her academic pursuits, Ngagoum Ndalloka has participated in numerous energy-oriented fellowships, training programs, and internships, including the Open Africa Power program by the Enel Foundation, a career training program and student energy fellowship organized by Student Energy, the Rising Solar Power Fellowship sponsored by the Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy in partnership with Grid Alternatives, and the African Fellowship for Young Energy Leaders organized by the Renewable Energy Technology Training Institute. Ngagoum Ndalloka has also worked as a research intern at Schneider Electric in Algeria and as a program management intern with the Women for Sustainable Energies and Climate Action.