A first generation Nigerian, Nwamaka began volunteering at the Ella Baker Center in 2007 because she believed in the organization's commitment to providing innovative solutions for some of the hardest problems impacting low-income communities of color. After majoring in Sociology and African American/ African Studies at UC Davis, Nwamaka was drawn to the work of the Green Collar Jobs Campaign, because of its solution-oriented response to climate change, that she saw as her generations’ freedom rights and civil rights movement. Nwamaka recently stepped into the Deputy Director role after spending three years as the Campaign Director of Soul of the City- a placed based campaign dedicated to developing the leadership of young adults of color to create progressive, effective leadership in Oakland.
Nwamaka was recently awarded the "Kick-Ass Youth Advocate" Award by the East Bay Young Dems and the Oakland “Townie of the Year” Award by Oakland Rising. She currently serves as a California Democratic Delegate. In her personal time, she is a member of Oakland Rising Action Fund and a member of Ella's Daughters. Check out Nwamaka on Ella's Voice.
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