As the Talent Engagement and Community Relations Coordinator, Esu Obu is responsible for engaging with Vibrant Pittsburgh’s prospective and existing members. She facilitates event execution, database management and curates a customized experience for members to leverage Vibrant Pittsburgh’s collaborative resources and services which include: the Executive Dine Around Series, the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Forum, the Employee Business Resource Group (EBRG) Council, the Next Generation Council, Allegheny Allies, Lunch & Learns, and mentorship programming.
Esu’s leadership experience in the consumer goods industry & firsthand experience as a person with intersecting, underrepresented identities fuel her dedication to support organizations in their efforts to foster a welcoming workplace and thriving community at large. She graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and a minor in Nutrition and Health. Afterwards, she matriculated into corporate America and found herself actively seeking and immersing in EBRGs. Since recently completing her Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development with a concentration in Nutrition Security & Management at Ghent University in Belgium as a Master Mind Scholar, Esu has served Kesho Congo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN in Rome, the University of Maryland, and Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture (WANDA) in Washington, DC. Esu is keen to apply her insight and analytical skills to support a strategic, catalytic approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI).
Outside of her role, Esu invests time in nonprofit and governmental organizations that advocate social equity or build food systems which address sustainability and health outcomes. Overall, she enjoys using each day as an opportunity to demonstrate love. You may find her at events focused on outdoor activities, food, intercultural immersion, music, arts or in her local community as a Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) Fellow.