Communications Manager, The Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Kemi Bello has been involved in the immigrant rights movement as a storyteller, online/community organizer and policy advocate for ten years. She is particularly passionate about championing the rights of women and immigrants with special needs, and is committed to research justice and making data more accessible to the communities from which it is sourced.
Kemi has worked in communications, research and policy advocacy, and fundraising for nonprofit and grassroots organizations serving a variety of social issues, from tech diversity and labor rights to cultural strategy and higher education access. She joined the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in April 2016 as their first Communications Manager, where she oversees the organization’s communications strategy and provides ongoing support for the ILRC’s various projects and campaigns.
She has danced in a flash mob, performed poetry onstage, marched with a cumbia band, and ridden a bus named Priscilla throughout the Southern U.S. – all in the name of migrant rights. She remains eternally humbled by the power, the potential, and the privilege of the written and spoken word.
Kemi is a proud alumna of the University of Houston, where she double majored in mathematics and economics, and an ever-stubborn Nigerian-Texan. She can be found wandering the streets of Oakland, searching for the sun’s rays.