Risikat Adesaogun

Risikat Adesaogun is the Press Secretary and Deputy Communications Director for Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. She specializes in media relations and strives to ensure every eligible Minnesota voter has the information they need to make their voice heard at the polls. 

Risikat previously worked to convey environmental information to communities, resolve controversial issues, and influence legislation at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Her environmental work also traveled beyond Minnesota’s borders, with a brief stint in Washington, D.C., at the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS). Risikat’s chief mission there was to provide strategic communications counsel to ECOS’ team. At her core, Risikat is passionate about demystifying complex processes and making information accessible to people where they are.

Risikat can be found training in classical ballet, baking artisanal bread, and going on leisurely walks with her pug, Maya.