Senior Associate

Washington, DC

Temi Onayemi is a senior associate in Raben’s Governmental Affairs & Policy Counsel practice. His expertise includes designing and executing political strategy, fostering connections between policymakers, community leaders, and grassroots organizations, and advising issue campaigns to inspire change in underserved communities.

At Raben, Temi was a co-leader in orchestrating the bipartisan passage of the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley Congressional Gold Medal Act. Additionally, he has lent his expertise to infuse diversity into the federal bench and executive branch. His advocacy extends to amplifying healthcare access for underserved populations, advancing policy issues that affect women and children, and more.

Before joining Raben, Temi served as a deputy campaign manager alongside Nebraska State Senator Anna Wishart. He honed his legislative acumen as a legislative intern for Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt and even championed the cause as a youth ambassador for the nationally recognized No Kid Hungry campaign. Furthermore, he co-led ChangeNowLNK, a local nonprofit dedicated to propelling impactful public policy changes within Lincoln, Nebraska.

Temi was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where he studied psychology and political science. He enjoys an array of sports, writing, the occasional game of chess, and learning about new cultures.