Ahoefa Ananouko joined the ACLU-DC as Policy Associate in April 2020. Prior to that, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, where she supported workforce and economic development research. Projects she worked on include ARC Recovery to Work—which sought to build a long-term recovery ecosystem for individuals suffering from opioid addiction and substance abuse—and MIT Work of the Future—a multidisciplinary research project focused on the impact of automation on manufacturing, skills and education, and mobility.
As a refugee-immigrant, Ahoefa has always held an inclination towards social justice and equity. She received her Master of Public Policy from the George Washington University and her BA in Sociology from the University of Portland.
In her free time, Ahoefa likes to read, go to museums, and practice amateur photography with her iPhone. She also hopes to revive her favorite Pacific Northwest pastime by exploring hiking trails in the region.