Abisola Adekoya is currently completing her second year as a graduate student at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, concentrating in International Development.
She spent this past summer serving as a Advocacy Project Peace Fellow in Lagos, Nigeria, where she worked with Vital Voices’s Business Women’s Network. As a Peace Fellow, Abisola produced profiles on local female entreprenuers (in written and video format) conducted a baseline survey on the network’s most active members, and helped to plan a Town Hall meeting between Lagos State government and a coalition of buiness women’s associations on tax reform.
Before coming to Georgetown, Abisola received her BA in English and International Affairs from Illinois State University in 2007. She then moved to northern France to teach English in three French primary schools. After moving back to the States, Abisola worked in conflict resolution with Seeds of Peace, an NGO focused on youth empowerment, both as a full-time intern in the organization’s New York City headquarters and as a bunk counselor and drama instructor at their International Summer Camp in Maine. She also interned with the Africa Program Department of Search for Common Ground last spring. She is now eager to switch her focus toward food and agricultural research in sub-Saharan Africa here at Worldwatch.