Lisa Ama Schrade is Humanity in Action Germany’s Program Director. She holds a Masters in International Affairs from the Hertie School in Berlin and previously studied at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Sciences Po Paris. While she was born and raised in Munich, Germany, and part of her family is from Kumasi, Ghana, Lisa spent ten years studying and working in the United States. After earning her BA in Cultural Studies and International Relations, she worked on progressive public policy issues in Washington, DC, focusing on migration and criminal justice reform – most recently as a Policy Associate for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Passionate about ensuring access to justice for marginalized communities, she is also engaged in anti-discrimination and racial justice activism. Her fields of interest include social movements, migration, human rights and intersectional advocacy. Lisa is a Humanity in Action Fellow (2020 Berlin Fellowship).
Updated September 2020
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From a competitive pool of applicants, 19 Fellows were selected in Germany to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.