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Adaku Onyeka-Crawford

Former Director of Educational Equity & Senior Counsel

Adaku Onyeka-Crawford is Director of Educational Equity & Senior Counsel. Her work focuses on promoting educational attainment and empowerment for girls and women—particularly for marginalized girls, pregnant and parenting students, and girls of color. She also advocates for policies that fight sexual harassment and violence in school. Before joining NWLC as a fellow, Adaku received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. Adaku spent her law school summers at Young Invincibles and the National School Boards Association. Before law school, she helped connect low-income women and families to housing, job training, and summer learning programs at the Chicago Housing Authority.