Ajuruchi Vivian Maria Chioma (Mrs.) is a B.Sc. Degree holder in Biological Sciences and Botany from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (1990). She is an educationist, holds a post-graduate degree in Education from the F.C.T. College of Education, Zuba, Abuja and an M.Sc. degree in Environmental Health Biology, from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Currently, she is a PhD. Research Fellow in Plant Physiology and Systematics, Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.
An active member of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, she has pioneered the establishment of various private schools in Niger State and the Northern part of the country and also helped in the growth and development of schools under the Primary and Secondary Schools Education Board in Niger State. She served as the Financial Secretary, Association of Private Schools Proprietors Madalla Niger State Chapter. (2001-2011).
From the rank of a graduate assistant, she rose to the rank of Lecturer II in the Department of Biology, School of Biological Sciences, the Federal University of Technology Owerri in 2019 and is currently the academic adviser to students of 2017/18 academic session of the Department of biology. A dedicated plant scientist and keenly interested in Agriculture, she is currently the State Welfare officer of The United Association Of Grassroot Arable/Livestock farmers of Nigeria Imo State Chapter. She is also a Lay Apostolate Catholic Marian Missionary. A Devotee of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, She is also a member of various pious Associations/ groups such as Opus Dei, The Universal Living Rosary of St. Philomena, St. Theresa’s Corpus Christi Association, The Little way Movement, The Sacred Heart special Evangelizers to mention but a few.
Vivian Maria is actively involved in evangelization and has continued to spread the faith through seminars, motivational talks, spiritual exercises, personal interactions among Christians and in particular Catholics both with the church and outside.