Pelumi Olugbenga was born and raised in Nigeria. He bagged his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and International Studies from the Lagos State University, Ojo; in Nigeria - where he was awarded the Vice Chancellor's/President's Certificate of Honour for Exceptional Leadership on the G.N.S Review Committee. Pelumi is currently a Master of International Development student at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). His Master's degree Major is in Energy and Environment while his Minor will be in Cybersecurity, Policy and Law. Pelumi is also enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of the African Studies Program here at the University of Pittsburgh. Over the past three years, he has served as a mentor to young civic leaders in University campuses across Africa and beyond. He has equally been selected to participate in global youth programs at the World Bank Group, the United Nations and the Commonwealth People's Forum. On Africa's development, Pelumi believes that the continent and its people must optimally harness its own natural resources and human capital to sustainably address its core development challenges.