Born and raised in New Jersey, Yetunde Odugbesan is a Ph.D candidate at Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she is working towards obtaining her doctoral degree in Global Affairs. She is a graduate of the United Nations Worldview Institute, an executive training program for business executives and professionals in the field of Global Business and International Affairs. She is also a graduate of Eagleton Institute of Politics. Yetunde received her master's degree in Global Affairs with a concentration in International Law from Rutgers University. She also received her bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Studies with a double minor in Organizational Leadership and Africana Studies from Rutgers University.
Yetunde is an international public speaker, author, humanitarian, TV/Radio Personality and entrepreneur. Yetunde is the CEO and Founder of Yetunde Global Consulting LLC., a management consulting firm which specializes in leadership development and training, organizational management and global business strategies. She is also the Founder and Director of Young Womans Guide, an organization that provides women empowerment events, resources and opportunities to give back and get involved with various philanthropic and humanitarian initiatives geared toward women and girls development. She is also the creator of Putting Your Best Self Forward, an online forum that provides personal and professional advice.
Yetunde served as a distinguished Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellow at the New Jersey State Ethics Commission. She is a New Leaders Council Fellow. Yetunde is a board member of numerous philanthropic foundations and humanitarian organizations. She is a member of the 101% Society, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, United Nations Association of New York, Young Professionals for International Cooperation, Global Women Leadership Collaborative and an advisor for various organizations. She was the Assistant Editor for Public Performance and Management Review (PPMR), a leading peer-review academic journal that addresses a broad array of influential factors on the performance of public and non-profit organizations. Yetunde is the President and Founding Member of Sigma Iota Rho National Honor Society for International Relations Rutger University Chapter. She was the President of Rutgers University Student Association of Global Affairs and Vice-President of Rutgers Graduate Student Government Association. Yetunde is the recipient of numerous academic, leadership and public service awards. Her passion to foster a spirit of service and civic engagement and to encourage more people to public service led to the co-authorship of a published book titled, "A Call to Serve: Quotes on Public Service."