We are so excited to have Risi Ademola joining us at the Workshop this summer. Read on and get to know her and her bright spirit!

What is your role at the Workshop?

New Sector Alliance Summer Fellow–I will be working on the 50th Anniversary Celebration as well as the implementation of the Immersive Partnerships evaluation system.

Where did you grow up?

Raleigh, North Carolina

What college did you attend and what did you study?

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Journalism and Mass Communication

Do you have a favorite quote?

“There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in in another direction”–Oprah Winfrey

What is your favorite art form?

Cultural dances and spoken word

If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would you go?

I would go to Alaska, not the ideal vacation, which makes it even more interesting.

What is your favorite children’s book?

Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I hope to work full-time on my own non-profit, iLead Nigeria, in addition to working with other educational and internationally focused charities and foundations.