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Nnennaya Amuchie

Policy Fellow

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Nnennaya Amuchie graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law with a joint JD/MBA. During law school, Nnennaya served as the President of the Black Law Student Association and the Community Relations of the Health Law Society. Nnennaya has interned at Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, working in family violence and sexual assault; at Bay Area Legal Aid; and at Catholic Charities of San Jose; and the Santa Clara County Counsel in Health/Hospital and Impact Litigation and Stanford Hospital and Clinics.Lastly, Nnennaya curated a blog and YouTube channel discussing gender oppression as a first generation Black Nigerian immigrant feminist through essays, photos, and poetry.

In Spring 2016, the Seattle Law Journal for Social Justice published Nnennaya’s article, “The Forgotten Victims: How Racialized gender stereotypes lead to police violence against Black Women and Girls: Incorporating An Analysis of Police Violence into Feminist Jurisprudence and Community Activism.” You can catch her in the kitchen whipping up a new dish or at the latest museum soaking up history and wishing she knew how to paint.