Momodou was born in The Gambia, West Africa. He holds a BSc (ed) in Chemistry and a minor in Biology from The University of The Gambia (2016). He also holds MSc in Chemistry from the University of Brawijaya, Indonesia (2019). His MSc thesis was on the synthesis of Ni-based catalysts for Hydrodeoxygenation of Waste Cooking Oil (WCO) into Green Diesel. Momodou has been Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of The Gambia from January 2020 to July 2022. In his free time, he enjoys student activism. He is currently the Graduate International Student Representative at UVA Student Council.