Founder and Executive Director
In 2014, Ileri Jaiyeoba founded Code Red, a Gen Z run organization that provides menstrual products to menstruators in need. Today, Code Red has over 18 chapters in 7 states nationwide that have facilitated over 350 sanitary drives and advocacy programs at universities around the country.
Her work and activism has led to awards such as the Gates Millenium Bill and Meinda Gates Foundation Scholarship (2016), the Burger King Foundation Scholarship (2016) , being named a Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leader (2016), being named a Vital Voices Global Partnership Herlead Fellow (2015), and the Disney Friends For Change Grant (2016). In addition, she has gotten recognition as Her Campus 22 under 22 Girls Changing the World (2017) and has spoken two times at the United Nations General Youth Assembly about the importance of women's health during times of conflict (2017 & 2018).
Currently, Ileri is a Senior at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she created her own major called Reparations and Decoloniality in Practice and Theory. Her research interests include Postcolonial studies, political economy, digital humanities, Africana studies, Globalization, Social Change, and Justice.
Ileri can be found on Instagram & Twitter
Image taken by Shirley Reynozo