about our foundher.
Hey, I'm Rikki Lee.
I am a self-described change agent and digital storyteller across multiple mediums with a passion for garnering social currency and visibility for minorities.
As a member of the most prestigious diversity and merit scholarship program, Morrill Scholars, at The Ohio State University, I have had the pleasure to spearhead numerous marketing campaigns and campus initiatives that align with this passion. I have co-hosted and facilitated several panels on topics such as 'Being Black at a PWI', 'Voicing The Connection', and 'Mental Health As College Students' with UNiDays.
However, my passion for curating brave spaces for minority students extends far beyond the classroom. I am always eager to partner with mission-driven brands and organizations that champion black students' voices. I've hosted the red carpet for several signature Ohio State events such as the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated's 38th Annual Black & Gold Pageant, the African Youth League's African Night, and the African American Heritage Festival's Mohagony Moments Gala.
My dedication to visual storytelling was birthed in 2018 with the launch of my digital marketing agency, The Rikki Lee Agency. Since then I have served over 25 creative entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and businesses by producing awe-inspiring market strategies that continue to garner organic social currency.
It all began in 2018 when I pitched to my friends at Sole Bros Inc. to work as their brand manager. In June of 2019, we embarked on a mission trip with the RuJohn Foundation to Jamaica. As I captured their good works, I discovered my lifelong passion for creative storytelling through my lens.
I worked as a Communications Intern at Cincinnati Cares managing the Give One For Cincy social campaign. This specific project allowed me to design a billboard for the Cincinnati Bengals' Dey of Service!
I launched The Rikki Lee Agency's Microinternship Program! I took on 10 interns across the country to learn the ins and outs of the creative industry. We did immersive workshops and more.
I entered a pitch competition to showcase what The Rikki Lee Agency does for aspiring young creatives and businesses across the nation. I won a $5k business grant from Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated!