Aminata was born and raised in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. She started studying Chemical Engineering and Process in 2015 at the Graduate School of Industry in Yamoussoukro. In 2017, she got fully-funded government scholarships and moved to France to study at the National Graduate School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Montpellier. In 2018, she took a gap-year to work on several chemistry projects like the investigation of a new method for mono-methylation of primary amines at AstraZeneca, Gothenburg. In 2020, she joined Sanofi Pasteur for her master thesis, working on the optimization of chemical processes on biomolecules. The same year, she obtained a Master’s degree in chemistry, and a Master’s degree in chemistry of biomolecules, Research and Application. She is pursuing a PhD as a joint student between the Zysman-Colman Group and Johnson Matthey, working in the Marie Curie ITN PhotoReAct on the design and synthesis of novel photocatalysts and their application in industry. Aminata is now embarking on a research stint with the NRG.