Basil Kuloba was born in Kenya, but came to the United States early in life and has called Pensacola home ever since. He learned from his parents at a young age that the greatest joys in life come when one gives of themselves to others. At UWF, he has served on the SGA Executive Committee—first as Assistant Director and then as Director of Governmental Affairs. Basil has also held the positions of Vice President of the UWF Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, and President of the Artificial Intelligence Research Group. He currently serves on the Student Organizing Committee for Bob Graham’s Center for Public Service at the University of Florida.
Basil is Executive Director of INERTIA, a nonprofit organization he co-founded with two other UWF students. INERTIA provides high impact STEM learning experiences for elementary age students in low income, underserved communities through after-school programming. They hope to use these after-school programs to inspire the next generation ofscientists and engineers. He was awarded the 2018 President’s Award for Leadership in Diversity by UWF President Martha Saunders for his efforts with INERTIA.
Outside of school and work, he spends most of his time enjoying being with friends, family and playing/writing music.