Senior Communications Associate
Jumoke Balogun joined Advancement Project as Senior Communications Associate in 2014. In this role, Jumoke works on Ending the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Track team and supports students, grassroots organizations and community partners in Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, and Chicago. Jumoke previously served on the National Media Team at the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), where she helped to elevate issues facing rank-and-file members to the national debate. In this capacity, Jumoke helped drive day-to-day media relations and editorial work for several issue campaigns. Jumoke has worked at both the Missouri House of Representatives and the United States House of Representatives, serving at legislative correspondent for Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO 1st District).
Born in Nigeria and raised in Kansas City, MO, Jumoke received her Bachelors in Media Relations from the University of Missouri Kansas City and her Masters in International Affairs from American University. She is passionate and an advocate for gender equity, sustainable development , collective bargaining rights, immigrant rights and racial justice.