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Lisa-Ama Schrade

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Lisa-Ama Schrade is a 2020 candidate for the MIA at the Hertie School in Berlin. While she was born and raised in Munich, Germany, and part of her family is from Kumasi, Ghana, she has spent the last 10 years studying and working in the United States. She holds a BA in Cultural Studies and International Relations from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and completed a semester abroad at Sciences Po Paris. Before starting graduate school, Lisa worked on immigration and criminal justice reform policy in Washington, DC, 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. In her free time, Lisa loves listening to/making music.

Updated May 2020