Pelumi Botti

African Studies Program Lead

Pelumi was born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in Mbabane, eSwatini. She is a graduate of Wellesley college where she received a BA (Hons) in International Relations and Africana Studies. She recently completed her Masters Degree in African Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Passionate about education, youth empowerment, and the arts, Pelumi joined ALA as an African Studies teaching fellow. She loves spending time in parks, reading, discovering new music, drinking copious amounts of tea and watching films. She’s currently on a hunt to explore Joburg one bite at a time.