Rita Bunatal is a senior at Ithaca College (IC) and is pursuing her degree in Communication Management and Design with two minors in Communication Studies and African Diaspora Studies. Alongside her academics, she also serves as a Residents Assistant and the Co-President of the IC African Students Association.

Rita spent the majority of her life in Dallas, Texas and moved to Ghana when she was 14. With her roots tracing from Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius and Seychelles, she embodies the Pan-African spirit and is dedicated to spreading awareness of social issues pertaining to the Continent and the Diaspora.