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By Andrew Reynoso

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation recently elected Bukola Ishola to its Board of Directors. Being a child of Nigerian Immigrants, Ishola has been inspired to develop a strong passion for fighting for equity in education and against the oppression of marginalized groups.

Ishola is also a long-time resident of Santa Barbara, as she remained in the area after receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Political Science and Black Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Aside from her position on the Board of Directors, Ishola is also a Benefits Consultant at OneDigital Health, where she educates her clients about nuances in the health insurance industry to further encourage knowledgeable forms of consumerism for her patrons.

Apart from Ishola’s busy work schedule, you may find her spending her free time with friends or at a local farmers’ market in Santa Barbara.