Omofehintola (Fito) Akinrinade (pronounced: Uh-muh-fen-tul-ah Ak-rin-ah-day) is a first-generation Nigerian-American from Baltimore, Maryland. She holds an MA in Education from Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in Political Science from American University. Fito currently works on the Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships team as a manager for the brand new Youth Workforce campaign.
Fito’s journey into providing opportunity for youth began in Baltimore where she served as a 7th grade special education teacher. During her time as a teacher, she was able to start a running club for young girls called, Ladies in Laces. Since then, she has participated in a fellowship with the Aspen Institute’s Education and Society program where she helped promote equity in education through her work on social emotional and academic development initiatives, run a principal leadership consultancy while at MarylandCAN, and served as a research assistant to Fort Worth school board member, Erica Beltran.
Eventually, Fito hopes to grow her expertise so that she can tackle issues such as food scarcity, housing inequity and inefficient healthcare that negatively affect the quality of life of our nation’s youth.