Louis Bailey is a self-described professional nomad, social entrepreneur, and advocate for marginalized populations. As a native of Detroit, who happens to have a hearing disability, he understands the need to advocate for populations that are unable to advocate for themselves. Bailey received his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University in 2012 and a dual Masters of Business Administration from Robert Morris University in Human Resources and Management in Chicago, Illinois. In 2014, Bailey returned to his hometown of Detroit where he eventually founded The Professional Nomad Co., a startup that focuses on creating and developing ethical entrepreneurial solutions in marginalized communities.
Bailey has curated a diverse skill set from his experiences as an international student in the United Kingdom and France; a law clerk for the Law Clinic of Michigan; and as a Student Leader Intern at the Bank of America, Detroit Medical Center, and Focus Hope.
Bailey has recently completed the Michigan Disability Right Coalition 2018 LEAD Fellowship, in which he received training on developing safe spaces and increasing access to individuals with disabilities.
Bailey currently serves as a Benefit Planning Coordinator for the Disability Network Wayne County-Detroit where he creates, develops, and leads programming that helps individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain independence. In his spare time, Bailey enjoys traveling and experiencing new countries and cultures.