Ayodele Abdul-Hadi, University of California Santa Cruz
San Rafael, California, San Domenico High School
Ayodele explains that she is “passionate about promoting interreligious understanding, bringing awareness to environmental degradation, and serving as an advocate for disadvantaged communities.” Ayodele is a speaker and an ambassador in United Religions Initiative’s Youth Program. She appreciates the opportunity to serve as a youth delegate and meet some of “the world’s most prominent religious leaders” at the 2015 Parliament of World Religions. Ayodele has worked as an assistant coordinator for Families Serving Families, a youth attorney for Centerforce Youth Court, and as a social media coordinator for Accountability Counsel Law Office. Ayodele is also a member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation.