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Omotola Akinsola

Brief Bio

Passionate about education, youth, leadership, community service, and social entrepreneurship, Omotola holds a master’s from George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She focused on social enterprise development & management during her master’s and received a specialization in social entrepreneurship. She founded JumpStart Academy, a nonprofit organization in Nigeria that work with youth to development them into agents of positive change. She has worked and consulted for various nonprofit organizations.


  • BSW, Columbia College, 2012.
  • MSW, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013.
  • PhD, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2021

Research Interests

  • Educational & Economic Development
  • Youth Workforce & Asset Development
  • Community Development
  • Community Participatory Research
  • Non-Profit Management & Funding