Steven Olikara

President and Co-founder, Millennial Action Project, Washington, DC USA

Steven Olikara

Steven is the Founder & President of Millennial Action Project (MAP), a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to activating millennial policymakers to lead a new era of collaborative governance. Steven has been named the Millennial of the Year, an Aspen Ideas Scholar, and one of the Most Influential Leaders Under 40 by Washington Life magazine. Internationally, Steven advises multi-platinum recording artist Akon’s Lighting Africa. Previously, he worked at the World Bank and advised eight-time Grammy winner Usher’s Foundation on youth initiatives. He also served as Harry Ott Fellow on Coca-Cola’s Environment Team. He serves on the Boards of The Constitution Project, Issue One and the University of Wisconsin International Division. He is also a member of the National Press Club, which honored him with the Vivian Award for service. Steven graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin as a Udall and Truman Scholar. In 2012, the Wisconsin Legislature recognized Steven with the State Assembly Citation for outstanding contributions to his home state.