Born and raised in Providence RI to Nigerian immigrant parents, Olubunmi is a product of the Providence Public School System (Go Panthers!) and a first-generation graduate of The University of Rhode Island. As a result, Olubunmi is intimately aware of the challenges around the social and emotional learning of the students in Providence and the greater Rhode Island.
She has a personal passion for improving the lives of the people in her community and strongly believes in the power of local individuals’ ability to enact positive change. Excited about the work ahead, Olubunmi looks forward to seeing the continued growth of Youth In Action along with work that empowers YIA students and staff to challenge and change the power dynamics in Rhode Island and beyond. She is excited to work towards a vision of providing proactive (and perhaps at times, validly disruptive) youth with the tools and support they need to make the changes we all need and want to see.