Titilope Akinlose was born in Lagos, Nigeria and spent most of her formative years in Maryland, USA. She earned her B.Sc in Psychology and Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh in the Spring of 2011. A year later, she moved to Chicago to pursue a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration, with a focus in global health, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. While in Chicago, her work focused primarily on HIV/AIDS research among high risk populations, including African-American women and their daughters, and teens in the juvenile justice system. In 2016, she was granted a yearlong fellowship with Global Health Corps, where she continued her work as an HIV Research Program Officer in Zambia. Upon her return to the Baltimore area at the end of 2017, she is currently working in the field of family planning with the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.