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Hello! My name is Nana and I am an interdisciplinary social scientist, policy analyst, and advocate with over a decade's worth of experience across the federal government, nonprofit, philanthropy, and K-20 education sectors. I specialize in mixed methods research and analysis of social policy and civic engagement and advocacy.

As a program analyst at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), I lead team efforts on fair housing data accessibility and usability projects and initiatives. I draft, edit, finalize, and coordinate policy and technical assistance products and projects. I also review and analyze legislative proposals based on the Department's overall goals and program needs to ensure that there is no negative impact on existing fair housing policies or legislation.

I am also the founder and owner of Diaspora Praxis, LLC, where I conduct interdisciplinary, mixed methods research and analysis. I develop engaging and compelling concepts and deliverables to achieve client objectives. I write compelling content and copy in a variety of formats to support research and analysis, writing and copywriting, marketing needs.

In my previous roles as a policy manager at the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Black Alliance for Just Immigration, I tracked legislative activities, provided policy expertise on key issues, and led strategic digital media strategy for advocacy campaigns. I am a skilled writer and communicator with extensive experience in public affairs, technical writing, and user experience research.


Postsecondary Degrees

May 2012


Howard University

December 2014


University of Maryland, College Park

August 2022


University of Maryland, College Park

You can view my resume and curriculum vitae (CV) at

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