Senemeht has over 16 combined years of instructional, administrative/leadership and social work experience. This includes six years of experience working as a secondary educator and instructional coach and practice experience in mental health treatment, domestic violence and sexual assault, transitional housing and homelessness and child welfare.
Senemeht Olatunji most recently served as the Director of the First Star College of Staten Island (CSI) Academy, in the college’s Division of Student Affairs and Alumni Engagement. The First Star CSI Academy provides a four-year, college preparatory program to youth associated with the foster care system from the NY metro area. The Academy improves the lives of foster youth through a partnership with the university, child welfare agencies and school districts to ensure foster youth have the academic, life skills, and adult supports needed to successfully transition to higher education and adulthood.
Senemeht has also worked in a consultative capacity with universities and organizations that are involved in impactful and innovative initiatives such as addressing and eliminating Black youth suicide, community violence prevention and affordable housing initiatives. Additionally, Senemeht served as a social impact consultant for Urban Advisors, an impact investing consulting firm identifying how companies, organizations and funding opportunities have measurable, beneficial social impacts in combination with a financial return.
Senemeht is also adjunct faculty at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College where she teaches Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Policy.
Senemeht holds a Master of Social Work from Howard University and Bachelor of Arts in English from Marymount Manhattan College, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.