Boyeoluwatito “Yinka” Fakoya is passionate about access to quality education and the development and implementation of inclusive, evidence-based education policies. Prior to joining GHD she worked with The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre, where she conducted research on the Nigerian education sector and produced comprehensive reports to support ongoing development interventions. Through her work at TEP Centre she engaged with government and development partners to support the capacity and organizational growth of innovative education programs. Before joining TEP Centre, Yinka spent a year teaching French at a public school in Kaduna State as part of her National Youth Service. During that period she also volunteered with the Educating Nigerian Girls In New Enterprise (ENGINE) initiative, where she provided supplementary weekly STEM and life skills classes to 30 girls in rural Northern Nigeria. Yinka has also worked at LitLife Inc., New York and interned at Seva Mandir, Udaipur – experiences which have shaped her outlook and furthered her interest in international education. She graduated with honors from Amherst College in 2014, where she majored in Economics and Sociology and received a 5-College Certificate in International Relations. She is fluent in Yoruba and proficient in Spanish and French.
Boyeoluwatito “Yinka” Fakoya
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