Damola Aluko is a Project Assistant at the Atlantic Council's Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) where she supports the Center’s work in addressing extreme heat. Prior to joining the Resilience Center, she interned with the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, supporting their work in creating a sustainable and peaceful transatlantic partnership with Afghanistan, and helping to plan the center’s first tri-center joint event on climate action in South Asia and Africa.
Damola is a graduate of Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Shortly after graduating, she worked in Tokyo, Japan for 3.5 years as an English Language teacher under the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program. As a teacher, Damola built a global studies-based curriculum for over 600 Junior and Senior High students and operated her school’s first model United Nations class (based on the World Food Programme) for two consecutive years.
The culmination of these experiences in various fields provided Damola with a solid understanding of the significance of the range of challenges the world must overcome in order to empower global citizens and sustain democratic values. In her current role, Damola hopes to utilize her project management skills to contribute to the Resilience Center’s goal of providing resilience solutions to at least one billion of the world’s most vulnerable people by 2030.