Mrs. Modupe Orebiyi was born in Nigeria. She graduated from Queens College in Yaba and pursued her degree in teaching through the University of Lagos, College of Education. There, she met her husband, Dr. Olusola Orebiyi, and the two were married in April of 1974. After coming to the United States, they had four children, Oluwaseun Orebiyi (now Heinkel), Olugbenga Orebiyi, Gboluwaga Orebiyi, and Anuoluwapo Orebiyi. She received her Masters of Education at Webster University, and pursues her career as a middle school science teacher in St. Louis for about 12 years before transitioning to be a laboratory technician. She continued with her career for about 15 years before retiring. She, currently, has three grandchildren, Makayla, Emily, and Andrew and is beloved by all. Mrs. Orebiyi is a mother and grandmother to all.