Twenewaa Adu-Oppong

Twenewaa Adu-Oppong is a born and raised Houstonian whose family hails from Ghana, West Africa. After attending KIPP Academy Middle School, Twenewaa graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, earned a master’s in higher education from Harvard University, and serves as a program director for Breakthrough Houston.

Twenewaa’s formidable mother, Romeal, is the catalyst behind Twenewaa’s deep-seated commitment to transforming education for BIPOC youth. Throughout her six years in higher education, Twenewaa has built pipelines for low-income BIPOC students into higher education spaces where they are academically challenged, socially comfortable, and financially unencumbered. Twenewaa finds joy in designing and leading joyful and rigorous learning opportunities that provide students with the language to name and the ability to deconstruct systemic racism. When she’s not babysitting her five nephews, she loves to travel to new places, eat delicious food, and spend time outdoors.

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