Organization: Rust Belt Neighborhood Development Corporation
Location: Dayton, OH
ShoMari Payne is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He is a 1L law student at the University of Dayton School of Law and the author of the memoir, Pain is a Stimulus. He also is a TEDx Speaker, philanthropist, and the founder of the Rust Belt Neighborhood Development Corporation. He earned his MBA at Miami University in 2019 and is passionate about affordable housing, anti-gentrification, and is motivated to restore blighted communities across the Rust Belt Region. He is also a student in the Master of Real Estate Development program at Auburn University.