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Josef Korbel School of International Studies Humanitarian Assistance Program

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Adedamola Ladipo

Humanitarian Assistance Student Damola Ladipo

Adedamola “Damola” Ladipo is a M.A. candidate in International Development at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, with a certificate in Humanitarian Assistance. His main interests include disaster risk reduction, humanitarian assistance, and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Before joining the Korbel School, Damola spent 5 years working for ICF International as a research analyst for the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Technical Assistance Center. Simultaneously, he also spent 3 years as a surge team member for the International Terrorism Victims Expense Reimbursement Program, and 1 year with the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center. Damola first became interested in humanitarian assistance while working on disaster behavioral health preparedness, planning, and response projects where he worked on responses to disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, the Haiti earthquake, and Japan tsunami, and on topics related to children and youth, immediate disaster response, military personnel and their families, older adults, pandemic influenza, rural populations, and substance use disorders and disasters.

Adedamola grew up in Dartford, England for 14 years before moving to America in 2001. He holds a B.A. of Science in Psychology and Minor in Sociology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.