Solape's first interest in public health came as a premed, undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In a course on the sociology of medicine, Solape learned of the racial, economic, and social inequalities that determine an individual's health outcomes. Switching her focus to health promotion and disease prevention, Solape pursued and completed a Masters of Public Health in Prevention and Community Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health. In 2016, Solape was awarded the prestigious ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health fellowship, where she served as a Global HIV surveillance fellow in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for two years. In this role, Solape conducted population-based, HIV research to survey the impact and reach of HIV treatment and prevention programs in Ethiopia. Solape continues to work in global health, serving as an Epidemiologist within the Center for Global Health at the U.S. CDC. She provides technical assistance and support in the implementation of international HIV research protocols. She continues to be passionate about engaging in work to eliminate health disparities, and in creating opportunities for minority students to pursue careers in epidemiology and public health.