Dinah Clottey

Program Manager, Leadership and Society Initiative 

Dinah Clottey (she/her) is the Program Manager under the Leadership and Society Initiative at the Graham School. In this role, Dinah helps oversee LSI by aiding its mission in supporting senior executives in their quest to hone their skills and engage in positive societal change. You can contact Dinah at dlclottey@uchicago.edu.

Dinah has always been infused with a passion for learning and social change. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2022. As a student, she found herself heavily involved in the Organization of Black Students serving as Co-President and participated in the podcast, Kinda Sorta Brown, where she and the team discussed social and political issues affecting marginalized groups of color. Her participation in these roles earned her the distinguished Diversity & Leadership Award at the university and the chance to head to D.C. where she sat in conversation with Michelle Obama on the BET Network. She has also served in many other social justice-oriented roles such as as an organizer for Kamala Harris’s Presidential campaign and the communications fellow for the non-profit, All in Together, that works to close the civic gap for women. In 2021, she and her business T’kor Couture were selected as one of the ventures to participate in the Accelerator Program under the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship. Dinah and her business have been featured in the Chicago Tribune and The Kelly Clarkson Show.

In her spare time, you can catch Dinah with a needle and yarn in her hands as she crochets the night away. She’s also a lover of escaping the world and disappearing into a good dystopian novel (Octavia Butler being her favorite author to escape to).

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