Rhotkinen Parradang has four years of experience in the nonprofit sector and has earned a Bachelors of Science in Marketing and Management from Manhattan College in New York. She works with Ventures Platform in Nigeria, where she designs and implements entrepreneurship support programs for young African innovators. While working as the Partnership Analyst at Ventures Platform, she wrote proposals and grants that funded several organizational programs and startup endeavors. Previously, she worked as a Special Programs Assistant on the Integrated Humanitarian Assistance in Northeast Nigeria (IHANN) program, a USAID-funded program. Through this program, Rhotkinen had the unique opportunity to provide health, nutrition, and gender-based violence support to victims of the Boko Haram crisis. This program empowered beneficiaries to find alternative sources of income and become entrepreneurs. The youth-focused businesses she has supported have allowed young Nigerians to take control of their economic and social circumstances. They have also allowed beneficiaries to become employers of labor. Through these experiences, she developed strong leadership, grant writing, critical thinking, and project implementation skills. Rhotkinen is passionate about youth development and supporting the growth of youth-led businesses.