Emerging Founders

Janet Adelola

Janet graduated from Princeton University where she studied Evolutionary Biology and African American Studies. Janet is passionate about racial equality and reconciliation in the Church. While at Princeton, she served as an executive officer in her campus ministry, Princeton Faith and Action, and spent time working with a start-up in a social entrepreneurship class. For her senior thesis, she spent time in Madagascar, studying measles and discovering new methods of eradication. 

Gifted aims to produce first-generation college graduates and marketplace leaders from low-income communities across America. Launched in Atlanta with two part-time staff in 2012, the organization’s first group of 30 students earned more than $2.3 million in scholarships and subsidized educational funding. Using a four-stage approach to matriculating students from high school to college to the workforce, the organization intends to replicate its model in cities across the U.S. Gifted hopes to become a lever for eradicating poverty among low-income families while producing the next generation of marketplace leaders.

Janet will be apprenticing alongside Gifted's Founder & CEO, Anthony Flynn.