As Consulting Director, Nwamaka brings a solutions-oriented approach and deep commitment to restorative economics framework to her work with her clients. With a background in organizing, electoral campaigns, policy and advocacy on racial, social and environmental justice issues, Nwamaka supports philanthropic institutions in aligning their investments, grantmaking and operations with Just Transition principles.
In addition to her consulting work with Justice Funders and as an Restorative Economics consultant, Nwamaka is now an Associate with the Movement Strategy Center after having completed a Senior Fellowship with the organization, and a Fellow at Center for Economic Democracy. She is also a 2017 Fellow for the RSF Integrated Capital Fellowship Program. Nwamaka serves as an Advisor to Chordata Capital and is a Faculty member with EcoDistricts. At EcoDistricts, she previously served as the Director of Programs for Target Cities—a program to support 11 neighborhood-scale sustainable urban regeneration projects across North American committed to equitable economic development.
Nwamaka has provided consulting services to projects like Restore Oakland, Richmond Community Development Enterprise, Transform Finance, and foundations including the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and the Hyams Foundation.
She currently serves as a Board Member to Thousand Currents, Resource Generation and the Schumacher Center for New Economics. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and African American Studies and holds a Master’s of Public Administration specializing in Financial Management from San Francisco State University. Nwamaka lives in Oakland with her husband, where she can be found geeking out on the latest sci-fi, Afrofuturism novels or cheering for the Golden State Warriors. She likes her bourbon neat and her sake chilled.