Advocate for Change

Fatoumata Bayo, the reigning Miss Black Kansas USA 2017, from Warren, MI is a notable woman of distinction and alumna of the University of Kansas.  The 3-title pageant veteran earned a Bachelors in Chemistry and Psychology with an emphasis on pharmaceutical studies. Bayo won Student Organization Member of the Year at the Jayhawk Choice Awards for her work with the Black Student Union. She also received both the Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Nelson Mandela awards as a member of the Big 12 Council on Black Student Government.

Bayo currently works full-time as a Clinical Researcher for one of the largest Clinical Research Organizations.  She is also a Brand Ambassador for Kinitiative, a non-profit whose mission is to provide free and proper healthcare to women, while empowering and fostering the importance of education for girls in third world countries; a mission that aligns greatly with her platform.