Yankuba is from The Gambia, West Africa where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Management from University of The Gambia in 2014. He’s currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Baltimore and looks forward to graduating in May, 2020. Growing up in Gambia, Yankuba was lucky to live near the Atlantic Ocean where he fell in love with the clean and sandy beaches there. He’s passionate about the environment as a whole, but specifically cares about keeping our oceans clean and mangrove restoration.
Most recently Yankuba worked as Partner Engagement Coordinator at Fusion Partnerships, Inc. where he supported local grassroots social justice organizations and leaders in the Baltimore region through fiscal sponsorship. Previously, Yankuba worked as a Baltimore Site Director for Notre Dame Mission Volunteers; a national service AmeriCorps Program. His professional experience has mostly been in the nonprofit sector working on program management, administration and finance, fiscal sponsorship, community engagement, volunteer management, and international development. In his spare time, Yanks love watching and/or playing soccer!