Ola Ojewumi

Founder and Director, Project ASCEND

Ola Ojewumi is an activist, journalist, and a community organizer based in Washington, DC. She founded two nonprofits, Sacred Hearts Children's Transplant Foundation and Project ASCEND. Intel, Clinton Global Initiative, Essence magazine, MTV, Glamour magazine, and the Huffington Post have praised her initiatives. The White House, CNN, Huffington Post, Marie Claire Magazine's online publication, and the American Association of University Women have published her writings.