Ayo Aladesanmi

Master's Candidate | University of Pennsylvania

Ayo Aladesanmi is a current graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, pursuing an MPA through the Fels Institute of Government and a Master in Law, focusing on administrative law & regulatory policy, through the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In 2019, he graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Economics.

From 2019 to 2021, Ayo worked as a Research Economist & Planning Associate with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) in Atlanta, Georgia, and served as a National Hometown Fellow in the inaugural cohort of the Lead For America fellowship program.

At the Atlanta Regional Commission – metro Atlanta’s regional planning & local government coordination agency, representing over 6 million residents – Ayo was responsible for providing economic analysis and localized insight across a variety of key issues for metro Atlanta, including population & employment growth, housing & community development, sustainability & climate action, and community-based health.

Through the Lead for America fellowship program, Ayo joined a nation-wide community of change makers seeking to generate pathways into civic leadership, strengthen our country’s public institutions, and create the next generation of public service leaders.