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ABOUT

Nana Yeboah, Ph.D (she/her/hers) is an interdisciplinary social scientist, policy analyst, and mixed methods researcher with a decade’s worth of experience across the federal government, nonprofit, philanthropy, and education sectors. Her work focuses on socioeconomic mobility and immobility, migration policy, education policy, and diaspora community politics, activism, and advocacy.

 

EXPERIENCE

Work History

May 2022 to Present

FOUNDER, DIASPORA PRAXIS, LLC

Research consultancy responsible for conducting interdisciplinary  research and analysis; responsibilities for: developing engaging and compelling creative ideas and concepts and deliverables that are on-strategy and achieve client objectives, writing compelling content and copy in a variety of formats to support research, editorial, and advocacy strategies of respective clients

October 2021 to July 2022

RESEARCH CONSULTANT, I.G. ADVISORS

Researcher and co-facilitator for strategic framework implementation planning for the African Women’s Development Fund

January 2019 to May 2021

DIALOGUE FACILITATOR AND CURRICULUM SPECIALIST, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK

Responsible for supporting the Assistant Director of Diversity Training & Education in the evaluation and revamp
of the Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program curriculum; Led dialogue courses on gender, immigration status, sexuality, and socioeconomic status that brought together groups from various social identity groups and was responsible for: attending and leading sessions, instruction modeling, course creation in Canvas, and more.

January 2020 to August 2020

POLICY MANAGER, NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE

Public policy researcher and practitioner responsible for government relations, media communications, issue management, data analysis, legislative analysis, information dissemination, stakeholder engagement and education

March 2017 to January 2018

POLICY MANAGER, BLACK ALLIANCE FOR JUST IMMIGRATION

Public policy researcher and practitioner responsible for government relations, media communications, issue management, data analysis, legislative analysis, information dissemination, stakeholder engagement and education

December 2015 to December 2019

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ANALYST, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK

Bias Incident Support Services Specialist (2018 to 2020) 

Project analyst responsible for creation, development, and implementation of  strategic engagement and operations plan for bias incident support; Developed, coordinated, and facilitated trainings and workshops focused on hate-bias incidents and crimes 


Diversity Strategic Plan Specialist (2015 to 2018)
Project analyst responsible for conducting interviews and focus groups with university stakeholders; co-conceptualization and drafting of final Strategic Plan Task Force Final Report on the University’s progress, vulnerabilities, and goals moving forward 

 

EDUCATION

Postsecondary Degrees

May 2012

B.A. AFRICAN STUDIES

Howard University

December 2014

M.ED. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

University of Maryland, College Park

August 2022

PH.D. EDUCATION POLICY AND LEADERSHIP

University of Maryland, College Park

 

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