Richard Omoniyi-Shoyoola

Project Assistant

Richard Omoniyi-Shoyoola
312.491.4450
312.491.4450

My Role

I joined Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen in 2020 as a project assistant for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit practice group. My responsibilities include drafting legal documents and engagement letters, responding to client surveys, and critical data management duties.

My Background

Since receiving my B.A. in 2019, I have progressively developed my project coordination and management experience with an eye for community engagement. As Program Coordinator for the Civic Engagement team at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, I worked to advise and support six student centered civic engagement programs, including one operating in partnership with the Cook County Jail, each aimed at fostering leadership development and civic learning across Chicago’s many great neighborhoods. After transitioning from this role I worked as Outreach Manager for Generation Atomic, an environmental advocacy group organizing to raise awareness about the role of nuclear power in the fight against climate change. In this role, I supported Generation Atomic’s policy advocacy and community outreach across the Chicago area and in Springfield, Illinois. My career path has thus far enabled me to work closely with legal advocates, community activists, and nonprofit leaders looking to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

My Passion in Life

In my spare time I enjoy writing and pitching political columns to different media outlets, and serve as a mentor for Chicago Public Schools students as part of the Chicago Scholars mentorship program. I am also an avid biker, and enjoy spending time outdoors along Chicago’s Lakefront Trail.

 

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