Amina Luqman-Dawson

Amina Luqman-Dawson has focused her career on analysis, development and implementation of public policy relating to people of color and other traditionally overlooked and disenfranchised groups. Amina’s former work has focused on issues of domestic violence at the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, youth violence at the Virginia Commonwealth University, police racial profiling at Policy Link and racially just education as Senior Policy Analyst of Justice Matters. At Justice Matters she focused on the creation and coordination of the Justice in Education Network (JEN), a national network of schools focused on social justice in education. She hosted webinars, wrote blogs and highlighted best practices among the schools. Amina has also worked as a freelance author, with published works appearing in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Richmond Free Press, The Virginia Pilot, The National Urban League’s Magazine and Pathfinders Travel Magazine. She is also author of the pictorial heritage book Images of America: African Americans of Petersburg. Amina received her B.A. from Vassar College and her Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley.