Elshadai Smith-Mensah is an associate at Access Ventures helping with affordable housing and supportive employment initiatives.
From Ashland, KY, she is a recent graduate of the University of Louisville where she majored in Marketing and minored in Entrepreneurship and Management. She works with local nonprofit, Canopy, developing a social enterprise certification program and engaging stakeholders.
Elshadai’s motivation for her work streams from her passion to use business as a vehicle for social change. In her free time, she enjoys exploring, attending community events, reading, and working with students.