Omofehintola (Fito) Akinrinade

Omofehintola (Fito) Akinrinade

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) Fellow | Education and Society Program

Fito is a first-generation Nigerian-American from Baltimore, Maryland. She received a B.A in Political Science from American University and an M.S in Education from Johns Hopkins University. Most recently Omofehintola worked with Texas school board member, Erika Beltran, to research and recommend revisions to the state’s alternative certification programs. Omofehintola also worked with Morningside Children’s Partnership to examine the effects that environmental factors such as homelessness, unemployment and health have on students’ academic performance. In her spare time, Omofehintola likes to empower young women. She helped found a running club called Ladies in Laces at her former school, and she and her partner host workshops to speak to young black women about the realities of being minorities through their joint venture, G.R.O.W.