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Temitayo Otekpen Etomi
Field of Study: Business
Leadership Institute: Clark Atlanta University
Temitayo Etomi currently serves as the General Manager of Operations at the Lagos State Signage & Advertisement Agency where she is responsible for managing the organization's strategy design and implementation, as well as serving as the Project Director of the Lagos Countdown End of Year Celebrations. Prior to this role, she founded Redwire Marketing Consulting Group, and worked on several youth related initiatives including managing the Positive Impact Youth Development Network, a youth organization established to harness the potential of young Nigerians towards development goals. She also served as a consultant to the Nigerian government on the development of a National Youth Policy in 2003. She received a law degree from the University of Lagos and a master's degree in Strategic Marketing from the Columbia Graduate School of Business. Temitayo's objectives upon completing the Washington Fellowship are to expand the scope of her Summer Internship Program to include employment opportunities in agriculture and to foster engaging, productive, and issue-based conversations and activities for young Nigerians as they prepare for Nigeria's forthcoming elections.