Akunna Faith Uka

  • 2023


Research Assistant

Research Concentration

  • K-12 Education Policy

Research Interest

Black Student Achievement, Race, Equity, K-12 Policy
Akunna Faith Uka

Contact Information

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  • Julie Marsh, Pedro Noguera

Research Center


Akunna Uka is committed to the academic achievement and wellbeing of Black students.

Akunna is a Ph.D. student in the Education program with a focus on K-12 policy. She is a research assistant in the Rossier Center on Education Policy, Equity and Governance (CEPEG) and is advised by Dr. Julie Marsh. Dr. Pedro Noguera is her secondary advisor. Akunna holds an M.Ed in Education Leadership from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a B.A. in political science and education from Swarthmore College. 

Akunna was a secondary teacher and administrator for almost a decade prior to pursuing the PhD. 

Awards and Grants

Truman Scholar