Dwanna Nicole is the Policy Advocate for the Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track program. Prior to joining the Advancement Project, she served as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Young Women’s Project, where she worked with local elected officials and government agencies to design and implement youth led campaigns, including those focused on health, education, and child welfare.
Dwanna has held policy positions at nonprofits, within school systems, and at the local government level. She has coordinated legislative activities for various organizations and coalitions, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, and has developed legislation for the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County Public Schools Boards of Education.
Dwanna is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where she received her B.A. in African American Studies/Public Policy. She is currently pursuing her law degree.