Adewale Ogunbadejo

Adewale Ogunbadejo – Originally from the East coast, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Kent State University in Pan-

African Studies, with some Master’s coursework completed, Adewale moved to Southern California in

2007 to take a position at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he completed research and

administrative work for the California African American Political & Economic Institute (CAAPEI). During

the course of his employment at the university, Adewale took up the study of photovoltaics at Los

Angeles Trade Technical College. Since then, Adewale has developed a passion for green power, solar energy and all the possibilities its uses create.

Presently, Adewale is the Workforce Development Officer for GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles, a solar non-profit organization. At GRID Alternatives, Adewale has found an organization with an honorable mission and work in which he can be passionate about, while giving back to the community through sustainable practices. As a Workforce Development Officer, Adewale’s main priority is helping to create a bridge between industry and academia in which individuals taking coursework in Solar Electricity can move into the rapidly growing solar industry. Helping people, primarily in underserved communities, to transition from the classroom to the industry, is one of the most rewarding aspects of his work. It is a responsibility for those in this position to do so to ensure that access points are developed for people in underserved communities so that they can actively participate in the green economy. Creating relationships with community colleges, vocational programs and actual industry employers is part of a solution to the accessing of good green jobs.

“It is an honor and a pleasure be able to do something I love while giving back at the same time. I plan to do this kind of work for years to come!”

Green Education Inc. is very honored to have Adewale Ogunbadejo as its newest Board of Directors.