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Sarita Naa Akuye Addy, PhD (She, her)

Manager, Learning and Knowledge Solutions

Sarita Naa Akuye Addy is an educator who has worked in various capacities within education and the non-profit sector over the past seven years. She began her career in education at the Modern Languages Department of the University of Ghana and then later at Ohio University and the University of Western Ontario. Within these capacities, she has worked extensively in research, instructional and evaluation design, facilitation, designed curriculums, and managed course programs.

She has also worked with NGOs on initiatives that promote human rights and gender equality. She has facilitated many workshops, panels and roundtables that address anti-Black racism, gender discrimination, cultural competence and awareness.

She earned her master's in Spanish at Ohio University and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies at the University of Western Ontario. She also volunteers as the Mental Health Team Lead for the Africa Institute at Western to create appropriate mental health resources for African and diasporic African students. 

She has lived and worked in four countries; Ghana, Cuba, the United States and Canada, and she considers her robust multicultural orientation and previous work in including marginalized voices some of her strongest assets in creating learning solutions for diversity and inclusion.

Sarita loves to experience the diverse cultures of the world through their cuisine. She is also an avid language learner, a reader and blogger, and a passionate gender rights and antiracism advocate.