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Lisa Ama Schrade


Lisa Ama Schrade holds a Masters in International Affairs from the Hertie School in Berlin and previously studied at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Sciences Po Paris. While she was born and raised in Munich, Germany, and part of her family is from Kumasi, Ghana, Lisa spent ten years studying and working in the United States. After earning her BA in Cultural Studies and International Relations, she worked on progressive public policy issues in Washington, DC, focusing on migration and criminal justice reform – most recently as a Policy Associate for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Passionate about ensuring access to justice for marginalized communities, she is also engaged in anti-discrimination and racial justice activism. Her fields of interest include social movements, migration, human rights and intersectional advocacy. Lisa is a Humanity in Action Fellow (2020 Berlin Fellowship). Until the spring of 2024, she was the National Director of Humanity in Action Germany.

Updated November June 2024