The Urban is far more than simply a city. It is a series of meticulously constructed ebs and flows that intersect in every area of our lives. Obi seeks to understand those intersections and strategize solutions for correcting institutional oppression on women of color.
Obi is an engineer, a designer, and an innovator. Formally trained as a Civil Engineer from Carnegie Mellon University, she uses her technical skills and analytical prowess as fuel for systems thinking approaches in her design process. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Design an Urban Ecologies and seeks expand upon her interdisciplinary approach to urban design and looks to act as a catalyst for creating just and equitable cities one industry at a time.
What is the unmet social or environmental need you intend to address?
I intend to address the disparity of black representation in the beauty industry and create a platform to elevate black, female entrepreneurs in the industry.
What most excites you about participating in the Impact Entrepreneurship Fellowship?
The opportunity to be part of a program put in place for the shear purpose of manifesting my ideas!