Washington D.C., D.C., US
Naakoshie is a global affairs consultant and former U.S. Diplomat. Currently she is the Strategic Advisor for Black Women Disrupt Initiative, where she manages communications and program implementation.
At the Department of State, she supported diplomatic engagement with the African Union, including high level visits and credentialing for African diplomats in the United States. Her work included numerous internal reporting for three Secretaries of State and interagency coordination with the Departments of Commerce, Agriculture, Defense, Homeland Security, and USAID. Additionally, she was the point-of-contact for the Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the United Nations General Assembly in 2016, and organized meeting logistics and policy memos for senior Department leadership.
Prior, Naakoshie served in two committees at the U.S. Congress. In the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, she conducted research on Latin America trade flows and assisted with Senate confirmations for Ambassadorial nominees. At the Helsinki Commission, she advocated for U.S.-Europe security and economic issues and supported three congressional delegations to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium.
Naakoshie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Howard University and later completed a dual Masters in International and Public Affairs at Columbia and Sciences Po Universities. During her graduate program at Sciences Po, Naakoshie participated in a capstone team, consulting for the French Development Agency and a private microfinance bank in Lagos, Nigeria. The project resulted in a social impact report affecting nearly 2,000 home loan beneficiaries in rural Nigeria.
Before graduate study, Naakoshie was awarded the Fulbright Research Grant and spent a year living and working in Bogota, Colombia. She supported a local NGO, conducting research on women's entrepreneurship and co-authored employability strategy reports for three local clients. Experienced in non-profit and government organizations, Naakoshie has expertise in women’s economic inclusion, strategic communications, and Africa’s socio-political development. She is proficient in Spanish and has working knowledge in French and Amharic.
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I have a bachelors in Political Science from Howard University and a dual Masters from Columbia University in New York and Sciences Po in Paris, France.
I have 7+ years of work experience in program management, multilateral diplomacy, and international development. My specialities include, strategic communications, women's economic inclusion, and policy planning in Sub-Saharan Africa.
I help teams strategize and build sustainable solutions for gender development and global community resilience.