As a first-generation American, born to parents of Ghanaian descent, Akua was taught from a young age the importance of government representation and making your voice heard. This early life lesson has guided her interest in politics and eventually led her to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career working in public policy and legislative efforts.

She is currently the Social Policy & Politics Fellow for Third Way. Her work is focused on a number of policy efforts including immigration, guns, abortion, and judicial oversight, to name a few. Prior to joining the Third Way team, Akua worked with Alliance for Justice as an intern, supporting their various policy efforts through research and analysis on judicial nominations, consumer protection, and constitutional rights.

Akua earned an LL.M. in Law and Government from American University Washington College of Law. She acquired her J.D. from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami (Go Canes!!). Although she is currently living in Maryland, Akua calls central Florida home. 

When she is not working (or catching up on Game of Thrones), Akua can be found exploring the D.C. area by visiting a museum, going on a nature hike, or capturing the city through photography.

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