News: Nunn School Ph.D. Alumna Joins Hello Tractor as Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Olufunke Adebola

Posted August 28, 2020

In the spring 2020, Olufunke “Funke” Adebola, the first African American female Ph.D. student in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, completed her doctoral degree. After successfully defending her dissertation, Adebola began her job search which led to a fulltime position at Hello Tractor as a Chief Data and Analytics Officer.

“The position ticks all the boxes for everything I wanted in a job- the ability to combine my interests in international development, data policy, and law,” said Adebola. “I will be helping them with creating their data strategy, data policies, and creating visualizations for business intelligence.” 

Hello Tractor is a tractor technology company that supports fleet owners by providing monitoring devices that allows them to rent their equipment to poor farmers in Africa and Asia. Farmers are able to find affordable and convenient tractor services that will allow them to cultivate and harvest their crops in a timely manner. 

“I am very grateful for the support, the lessons I learned and the education I got from the Nunn School,” said Adebola. “I am sure they will help me on the job.”

Adebola who has been supporting a number of Hello Tractor assignments since January, will be working remotely from Atlanta.

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