Temidayo "Dayo” Akinjisola is a School Partnerships Associate at NAATE. He is a Providence native and a Venture for America Fellow. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island (URI) with bachelors degrees in both Political Science and Supply Chain Management. While at URI, he co-founded the DIVERI conference, which stands for Diversifying Individuals Via Education in Rhode Island. Dayo was also heavily involved in Brothers On a New Direction, an organization committed to supporting men of color on URI’s campus along different aspects of their life, including emotionally, socially, and academically. Dayo has volunteered for Breakthrough Providence for the past 6 years and is passionate about the different facets of education particularly educational equality.