As a Research Fellow with CORI, Adenola leverages data to surface the strengths and opportunities of rural areas, while also uncovering issues of racial injustice in rural America. Adenola brings her background in extensive academic research experience in areas focusing on rural and urban economic issues, marginalized populations, and economic development efforts.
Prior to joining CORI, Adenola taught microeconomics, and housing and consumer economics courses as an adjunct professor at a college in Athens, Georgia. She has also worked as a research and data analyst consultant for an organization that focused on empowering minority startups, with an emphasis on companies in the tech industry.
Adenola earned a doctorate in financial planning, housing policy and management, and consumer economics, from the University of Georgia. She also holds an M.S. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Georgia, and a B.A. in economics from Spelman College.