Co-founder and Lead Coach | Impact Toolbox | Kelowna, B.C, Canada

June 2020 – date

• Coordinate a coaching and incubation program that has served 35 early-stage non-profits and social enterprises

• Co-developed 10 social innovation courses covering strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, grant writing, sustainable development goals, development economics and social entrepreneurship; the courses have been taken by over 3000 learners from more than 34 countries

• Lead partnership and fundraising activities; Secured three institutional partnerships and raised $81,000 in the first year of operation.

Entrepreneur In Residence | Purppl CCC | Kelowna, B.C, Canada

July 2022 – date

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Coaching and program delivery, assisting with client recruitment

  • Program planning, documentation, & tool development / improvement
  • Participation in community building activities and reporting (client evaluations, invoice)
  • Supporting Purppl special projects
International Doctoral Fellow | University of British Columbia | Okanagan B.C. Canada

January 2021- date

  • Teach Politics 101 to thirty undergraduate students covering foundational concepts in political theories, philosophies, and current applications.
  • Assist in teaching Politics 221 to 98 undergraduate students covering theories of international relations and global political economy
  • Provide academic mentorship during office hours and perform performance assessments through an effective grading system.
  • Support ongoing research projects by the head of the economics, politics and philosophy department.
  • Conducting comparative research on social sector management in Africa and not America. I am also exploring the global political economy of development and power dynamics between all the participating actors.
Consultant | American Red Cross | Illinois, U.S.A

January 2020 -December 2020

• Examined the Red Cross Restoring Family Link (RFL) program and identified key areas for improvement

• Used human-centred design to develop program enhancement strategies for the RFL; developed minimal viable versions of proposed program approaches and received satisfactory feedback from the client

• Discovered and proposed new youth engagement strategies for the American Red Cross; developed the strategies into policy briefs and implementations guidelines that have been adopted by the Red Cross across the United States

Consultant | Technology Association of Grant Makers (TAG) | Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A

January 2020 - April 2020

• Conducted 15 customer discovery interviews and analyzed data collected to understand the trend in the challenges faced by TAG’s target audience.

• Led the TAG’s team in creating a theory of change, a preliminary strategic plan and setting program priorities.

• Examined TAG’s existing and future program ideas to identify the most sustainable and efficient revenue source using program contribution analysis.

• Developed a preliminary business model for TAG and received positive feedback from TAG’s Board and Executives

Executive Director | Sozo Networks for Youth Leadership Development | Ibadan, Nigeria

June 2014 - July 2019

 Supervised and provided strategic directions to 8 staff and 200 volunteers working across 50 communities in delivering high-impact leadership and social entrepreneurship training programs to over 12000 youths

• Carried out independent research and policy analysis on dynamics of youth development and engagement in 6 states in Nigeria; data gathered was used to design interventions for over 1000 youths

• Created programs to bridge educational and opportunity gaps experienced by 5500 disadvantaged students; recorded 50% success evidenced by exceptional academic and career achievements by participants

• Designed a grant writing and fund-raising training program for 100 non-profit executives across Nigeria

• Effected 12% improvement of academic performance in 20 public secondary schools across Ibadan through a participant action research-based intervention

Program Manager (USAID-funded professional practicum) Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) | Lagos, Nigeria

January 2018 - May 2018

 Designed a capacity development program to teach 100 non-profit executives about policy advocacy and political participation

• Wrote 5 policy briefs related to youth development, economic development, and education

• Researched youth participation in development and politics; Developed four youth-focused intervention programs

President | U.S. Department of States Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Abuja, Nigeria Alumni Association

October 2017 - October 2018

• Implemented six national youth development program grants from the U.S. Department of States, totalling $120,000; acquired 92% satisfaction rating by participants and stakeholders

• Worked with U.S. Embassy staff to coordinate Mandela Washington Fellowship and YALI network activities in Nigeria; achieved 45% YALI network growth

Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer | UrDentalPlace Limited | Ibadan, Nigeria

February 2016 – August 2019

• Developed a strategic plan, business plan, brand identities and operational policies

• Raised $35,000 equity-free pre-seed funding

• Built a customer base of 1650 patients with minimal customer acquisition cost; Developed promotional events and community education programs.

Chief Dental House Officer | University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria

November 2014 - January 2016

• Organized 20 community outreaches and health awareness programs in 4 urban slums and rural areas

• Collected data through surveys and analyzed extensive data sets using Microsoft Excel and SPSS

• Raised 8.3 million naira in 10 days to save a patient scheduled for an emergency bone marrow transplant surgery

• Managed five clinical research and surveys, including a study of the prevalence of oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS in 300 patients

Editor in Chief | University of Ibadan, College of Medicine, DENTISCOPE Editorial Board Ibadan, Nigeria

September 2012 - January 2014

  • Wrote and published 2 review articles on Cancrum Oris and advances in local anesthetics
  • Edited and published cutting-edge dentistry journal highly rated by over 3000 student readers across West Africa
  • Examined policies and programs of 4 Nigerian states toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDG); organized 3 high-level stakeholder conferences to discuss best policy approaches



University of British Columbia | Kelowna, B.C. Canada

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Interdisciplinary and Global Studies | June 2024

Research Areas: Social Impact Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship, International Development & Civil Societies

University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy | Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A

Degree: Master of Art in International Development and Policy | June 2020

Courses: Microeconomics, Data Analysis, Analytical Politics, Development Economics, human-centred Policy Design, Social Entrepreneurship, and Impact Investing.

Appalachian State University | Boone, North Carolina, U.S.A                                                                                            

Certification in Civic Leadership and Nonprofit Management | August 2017

 University of Ibadan  | Ibadan, Nigeria

Degree: Bachelor of Dental Surgery | July 2014

Select Implemented Projects

Select Implemented Projects
  • Tarrson Fellowship Grant; $25,000 for the creation of a digital ideas’ incubator from Rustandy center for social innovation at Chicago Booth Business School, Illinois, U.S.A. (2021)
  • Social New Venture Challenge Award; $40, 000 for the creation of a digital ideas’ incubator from Rustandy center for social innovation at Chicago Booth Business School, Illinois, U.S.A (2020)
  • Youths in Development Boot Camp and Fellowship, Abuja, Lagos, Delta and Sokoto, Nigeria. $13500 from U.S. Embassy, Abuja, (2018)
  • Securing Africa’s Future through Education (SAFE) Project, Oyo, Ogun, Lagos, Enugu, Abuja Nigeria. $36000 from private donors (2014 to 2020)
  • YALI 9ja votes, a voter mobilization and accountability campaign in southwest states for 2019 Nigerian national elections, $5000 by U.S. Consulate, Abuja (2019)
  • Reunion and Fellowship Debrief Summit for 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows, from $43,000 – U.S. Consulate Lagos (2018)
  • The Impact Project, an education and mentorship project for young leaders in 16 Nigerian states, $30, 000 from U.S. Consulate Lagos (2018/2019)
  • Young Leaders’ Assembly and Awards, – converging 500 young leaders to collaborate towards the realization of the SDGS in Nigeria, $17,000 from U.S. Embassy Abuja (2018)
  • Beyond School Community Challenge, Nigeria Nationwide, A social entrepreneurship competition for high school students, $17,600, by U.S. Embassy, Abuja (2018)
  • Pre-departure Orientation Program for Mandela Washington Fellows, $10, 000 by U.S. Embassy Abuja (2018)
  • Sozo Networks – Appalachian State University Grant writing workshop in Nigeria, $5000 from IREX Intl/ USAID, $5000 from U.S. Embassy Abuja, and $2000 from Appalachian State University, Boone N.C. (2018)

Select Recognition and awards

Select Recognition and awards
  • Chicago Innovation Awards, best 100 Innovations in the Chicago area
  • University of British Columbia, International Doctoral Fellowship, 2020 till date
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan, Graduate Dean Awards, August 2020
  • Tarrson Fellow, Rustandy Center for Social Innovation, Chicago Booth Business School, August 2020
  • Clinton Global Initiative University Scholar, November 2019
  • Obama Foundation Scholarship, August 2019
  • Leader of the year Award Nominee, Africa Youth Awards,
  • United States Department of States Grant Awards worth over $160,000, 2018 to 2019.
  • United States Consular General Lagos Recognition for Youth Development, October 2018
  • USAID-IREX Speaker Travel Grant, May 2018
  • United States Department of States-IREX Reciprocal Exchange Grant, March 2018
  • USAID-IREX Professional Practicum Award for Young African Leaders, January 2018
  • Associate Fellowship of the Royal Commonwealth Society, United Kingdom, January 2018
  • Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, June 2017
  • Oduduwa Scholarship Award by Odua Investment Company, Nigeria, June 2008

Select International Conference

Select International Conference
  • East Africa Social Business Forum on Youth Entrepreneurship, April 2021
  • Speaker, Harris Public Policy, International Development Career Workshop, 2019 Chicago, Illinois
  • Panellist, Obama Foundation Summit 2019 Chicago, Illinois
  • Delegate, Global Youth Summit at the World Bank, August 2018 Washington C.
  • Mentor, African Diaspora Young Leaders Summit, Bureau of African Affairs, August 2018 Washington C.
  • Exhibitor, Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit, IREX August 2018 Washington C.
  • Speaker, Mandela Washington Fellowship Continental Conference, June 2018 Johannesburg
  • Speaker, Mzuzah Convergence at John Hopkins Carey Business School, May 2018 Baltimore, Maryland
  • Presenter, Maersk Group X-Innovation Challenge, November 2017, Dubai



Data Analysis and Research Tools: Advanced Proficiency in Dedoose, Zotero, R-programming,

Publishing and Design Tools: Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft suite, WordPress web design, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop

Collaboration Tools: Proficient in using Miro, mural, google workplace,, Asana and Microsoft Teams.

Research Skills: Literature review, game theory, econometrics, data scraping, data visualization, transcript coding, and different forms of data collection.

Teaching and LMS Tools: Advanced Proficiency in Canvas, Microsoft Teams, Learn Press and Google site.

Digital Marketing Tools: Canva, HubSpot, MailChimp, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram

Professional Skills: design thinking, systems thinking, public speaking, fundraising, networking, facilitating experiential learning, grant writing, fundraising, strategic planning, volunteer management, non-profit marketing, and impact assessment

Soft Skills: Cultural sensitivity, inclusion, multitasking under pressure, critical thinking, flexibility, adaptivity, emotional intelligence, creativity, resilience, and unique ability to learn fast

Language: English and Yoruba (Advanced)