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Renisha Bishop (she, her, hers) - Business Mentor

Social justice advocate. Old school hip-hop junkie. Social media guru.

As a business mentor in the Academy, Renisha is a catalyst for social change and innovation through technology and digital marketing. She creates safe spaces for learners to find their authentic voice to capture their truest essence for growth and development. As a mentor at the Academy, Renisha is responsible for equipping Academy students with key insights for building a strong business and marketing foundation throughout their app development journey. She’s most excited about guiding learners to find meaningful ways to impact the city of Detroit through their app ideas.

Prior to joining the Academy, Renisha worked for more than a decade in the non-profit sector with the most vulnerable populations in the metro-Detroit area, developing and facilitating arts enriched programming. More recently, as a community organizer for a statewide initiative, Renisha worked diligently to bridge the gap for survivors of domestic violence and service providers in Southeast Michigan. While in this position, she served as the lead digital marketing strategist for their social media marketing strategy, where she doubled their engagement rate in less than six months and exceeded fundraising goals for the year. She also developed curriculum and led training for advocates, community members and industry leaders on the subject matter.

Renisha received her degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and a Master of Science in Digital Marketing from Full Sail University. When not in the Academy, you can find Renisha running her nonprofit organization, Project Thirty-One, advocating to end domestic violence on a national level, addressing period poverty among vulnerable populations in Detroit, podcasting, staying up all night coding websites, hosting impromptu talk shows via social media and singing along off key anywhere music is playing.