Amaka firmly believes that an individual’s zip code should not determine their destiny. She currently works for Teach For America Houston as the Director of Alumni Leadership & Engagement. Prior to joining TFA she worked for KIPP Chicago as the Director of Advocacy & Community Engagement where she was instrumental in helping KIPP Chicago secure facilities for six new campuses and developed a plethora of partnerships to meet the diverse needs of the communities KIPP Chicago serves. Amaka holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, a MSW from the University of Chicago, and a M.Ed. through the KIPP Summer Leadership Program at New York University. Amaka is a first generation Nigerian-American and was reared in sunny Southern California. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, reading, and traveling.